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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.
(b) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.
(c) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(d) Gender, race, and class.

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.
(b) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.
(c) Male academics find the work too exclusive.
(d) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) To get more work.
(b) Be more like white feminists.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) Make new friends.

4. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) Women and schizophrenia.
(b) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(c) Women's fears of aging.
(d) Hating one's family.

5. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She presents statistical research.
(b) She does not support her claims with evidence.
(c) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.
(d) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

2. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

3. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

4. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

5. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

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