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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 and 5.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(b) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(c) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
(d) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
2. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.
(a) The belief that men were unimportant.
(b) The belief that men were role models.
(c) The belief that all men were the enemy.
(d) The belief that men were like children.
3. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(b) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(c) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(d) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
4. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?
(a) It can transform the family in very positive ways.
(b) It can draw attention away from the family towards more important things.
(c) It can undermine family stability.
(d) It can help maintain the traditional structure of the Western family.
5. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(b) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(c) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.
(d) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
3. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
5. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
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