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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(b) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(c) Men.
(d) Women of color.

2. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?
(a) Race, then size.
(b) Gender, then race.
(c) Race, then gender.
(d) Gender, then size.

3. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Spoilers.
(b) Traitors.
(c) Naive.
(d) Sisters.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

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

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

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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