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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 2 and 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) The child protective services.
(b) Most feminists hold this view.
(c) All men.
(d) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.

2. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Class and marital status.
(b) Race and class.
(c) Gender and race.
(d) Genetics and the role of the family.

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

4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?
(a) Race, then size.
(b) Race, then gender.
(c) Gender, then race.
(d) Gender, then size.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?

2. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

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

(see the answer key)

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