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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 and 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(b) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(c) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(d) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.

3. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.
(b) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.
(c) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.
(d) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.

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

5. 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 is too focused on economics.
(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 does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

2. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

3. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

4. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

5. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

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