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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(d) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were not very smart.
(b) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
(c) They were at college in order to find husbands.
(d) They were afraid to look at each other in class.

3. 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?
(a) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.
(b) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(c) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(d) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

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

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?

5. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

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