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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 would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would be active rather than passive.
(b) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(c) It would affirm personal identity.
(d) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.

2. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Middle-class women.
(b) Middle-class white women.
(c) Expatriates living abroad.
(d) Working-class women.

3. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(b) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(c) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(d) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.

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

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(b) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(c) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(d) She believes that her ideas are too radical.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

3. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

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

5. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?

(see the answer key)

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