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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. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, respect, and privacy.
(b) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(c) Support, respect, unity and community.
(d) Unity, modesty, and communication.
2. 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?
(a) Gender, then size.
(b) Gender, then race.
(c) Race, then size.
(d) Race, then gender.
3. 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 reach out to younger women.
(b) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(c) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(d) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
4. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(b) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(c) An rare example of working class writing.
(d) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
5. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(b) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(c) Women of color.
(d) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
2. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
3. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
4. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
5. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
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