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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's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In the corridors of the educated elite.
(b) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(c) In university sororities.
(d) In beauty parlors.

2. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

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

4. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

(see the answer key)

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