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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 describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a radical revolution.
(b) As a collective Marxist movement.
(c) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(d) As a separatist movement.

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

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

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

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(d) No one would look at her.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?

2. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

4. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

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