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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(b) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(c) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(d) She believes that her ideas are too radical.

2. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
(b) Global warming, politics, and religion.
(c) Unfair business practices.
(d) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.

3. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?
(a) Parenting, and attitudes toward it, must undergo major changes.
(b) Parenting and technology.
(c) Parents should homeschool their children.
(d) How activists can meet the challenges of parenting.

4. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White supremacy.
(b) Regression.
(c) White privilege.
(d) Racial ignorance.

5. How does the author view housework?
(a) As extremely tiring.
(b) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(c) As demeaning.
(d) As women's work.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

2. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

3. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

5. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?

(see the answer key)

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