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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 name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Spoilers.
(b) Sisters.
(c) Naive.
(d) Traitors.

2. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(d) No one would look at her.

3. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(b) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(c) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(d) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(b) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(c) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(d) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.

5. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?
(a) Feminism should be understood as total personal freedom for everyone.
(b) The struggle to end sexist oppression in all its forms, whether economic, political, social, or sexual.
(c) Feminism must be defined as community before anything else.
(d) Everyone should develop her own definition of feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the 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. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

4. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

5. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

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