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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. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(b) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."

2. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(b) To a world where women have equality with men.
(c) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(d) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.

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

4. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.
(b) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(c) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.
(d) Because it fosters pride among feminists.

5. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) Television has destroyed family relationships.
(b) It is no longer the primary social unit.
(c) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(d) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

2. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

3. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

4. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

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

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