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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(b) Accepting men into the movement.
(c) Looking back at women's history.
(d) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.

2. 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 of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(b) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(c) To a world where women have equality with men.
(d) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.

3. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
(b) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(c) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(d) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.

4. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(b) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(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.

5. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Howard in the 1970s.
(b) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(c) At UCLA in the late 1960s.
(d) At Brown in the early 1980s.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

2. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?

3. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?

4. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

5. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

(see the answer key)

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