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

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her mother's life story.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(d) A history of the feminist movement.

3. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(b) Women and schizophrenia.
(c) Women's fears of aging.
(d) Hating one's family.

4. 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.

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(b) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(c) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(d) She wants to dispel anti-family myths and propose a definition of feminism from within that takes the family unit as the foundation of a compassionate society.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

3. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

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

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