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

2. 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) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.
(b) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(c) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(d) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.

3. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) Most feminists hold this view.
(b) The child protective services.
(c) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(d) All men.

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

5. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(b) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(c) An rare example of working class writing.
(d) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.

Short Answer Questions

1. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

2. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

3. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

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

5. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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