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

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 where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(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 of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.

3. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
(a) High poverty, low status of single mothers, lack of state assistance and health care.
(b) Low job benefits, high poverty, high divorce rates.
(c) High divorce rates, low job benefits, no enough day care.
(d) High poverty, high divorce rates, lack of state assistance.

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

5. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.
(b) It started a riot.
(c) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(d) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

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

3. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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