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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 did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were afraid to look at each other in class.
(b) They were not very smart.
(c) They were at college in order to find husbands.
(d) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(b) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(c) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(d) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
3. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(b) As less important than race.
(c) As a form of empowerment.
(d) As less important than class.
4. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(b) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.
(c) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(d) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
5. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?
(a) Traditional beliefs about the family and the relationships within it are grounded in ll the other forms of discrimination at work in American society.
(b) She does not see any relationship between the two.
(c) She credits changes in society with destroying the traditional family structure.
(d) She thinks that the family is a haven from society.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
2. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?
5. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
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