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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(b) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(c) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(d) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.

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

3. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) Racial ignorance.
(b) Regression.
(c) White supremacy.
(d) White privilege.

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) Be more like white feminists.
(d) To get more work.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

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

3. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

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

5. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

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