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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(d) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) A history of the feminist movement.
(d) Her mother's life story.

3. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(b) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(c) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(d) She believes that her ideas are too radical.

4. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(b) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(c) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(d) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.

5. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Genetics and the role of the family.
(b) Race and class.
(c) Gender and race.
(d) Class and marital status.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

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

3. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

4. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

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

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