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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. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking back at women's history.
(b) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(c) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(d) Accepting men into the movement.

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) Working-class women.
(c) Middle-class white women.
(d) Expatriates living abroad.

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.
(b) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.
(c) Race, gender, income, and education.
(d) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.

4. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?
(a) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(b) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.
(c) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(d) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.

5. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She thinks it is immoral.
(b) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.
(c) She finds the definition to vague.
(d) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.

Short Answer Questions

1. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

2. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

3. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

4. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

5. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

(see the answer key)

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