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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(b) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(c) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(d) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.

2. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) There is very little actual contact.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Absence of choices.
(d) The work environment.

3. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Race, class. and gender.
(b) Race.
(c) Feminist theory.
(d) Class and privilege.

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

5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) White French feminists.
(b) Upper class black professionals.
(c) White upper class American women.
(d) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.

Short Answer Questions

1. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

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

3. 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?

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

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

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