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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Be more like white feminists.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) To get more work.

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

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

4. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(b) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(c) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(d) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?

2. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

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

4. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?

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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