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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Intellectual and illiterate.
(b) Inside and outside.
(c) Liberal and conservative.
(d) Margin and center.

3. 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) To get more work.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) Make new friends.

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

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

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. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

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

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

5. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

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