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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. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Leah Fritz.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Benjamin Barber.
(d) Betty Friedan.

2. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?
(a) Young female college students in sociology classes.
(b) Working class women.
(c) The middle class white women at the forefront of the movement.
(d) University professors.

3. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Unfair business practices.
(b) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.
(c) Global warming, politics, and religion.
(d) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.

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

5. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
(a) Yes, this should be part of the universal definition of feminism.
(b) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(c) The definition is too vague to be useful.
(d) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?

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

3. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

4. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

5. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

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