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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) An rare example of working class writing.
(b) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(c) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(d) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
2. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Middle-class women.
(b) Expatriates living abroad.
(c) Middle-class white women.
(d) Working-class women.
3. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(b) To a world where women have equality with men.
(c) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(d) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
4. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(b) No one would look at her.
(c) Everyone was really open-minded.
(d) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
5. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
Short Answer Questions
1. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
2. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
5. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
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