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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 question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) Why do women want equality with men?
(b) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(c) When will men decide to share their power?
(d) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?

2. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(b) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(c) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..
(d) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.

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

4. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(b) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(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.

5. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

Short Answer Questions

1. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

2. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

3. How does the author see feminism and the family?

4. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

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

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