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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 are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(b) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(c) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(d) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.

2. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Leah Fritz.
(b) Betty Friedan.
(c) Rita Mae Brown.
(d) Benjamin Barber.

3. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(b) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(c) At Howard in the 1970s.
(d) At UCLA in the late 1960s.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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