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Eight Week Quiz F

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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 does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.
(b) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(c) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.
(d) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.

2. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?
(a) Groundbreaking theories of motherhood.
(b) Liberal thought.
(c) Ingrained sexist thought.
(d) Television narratives.

3. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.
(b) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.
(c) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(d) Because it fosters pride among feminists.

4. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) It alienated them from feminism.
(b) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(c) They agreed with it.
(d) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.

5. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.
(a) Comrades in struggle.
(b) Enemy number one.
(c) The oppressor.
(d) Friends of the cause.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

2. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

3. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

4. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

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

(see the answer key)

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