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

2. 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 does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(b) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(c) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
(d) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.

3. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Feminist theory.
(b) Race, class. and gender.
(c) Race.
(d) Class and privilege.

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

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(b) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.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

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

2. What would this change in language suggest?

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

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

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

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