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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(b) Professors are underpaid.
(c) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

2. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) By word of mouth.
(b) Through television commercials.
(c) Via the radio.
(d) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).

3. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(b) Between women from different universities.
(c) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(d) Only between women from different social classes.

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a collective Marxist movement.
(b) As a radical revolution.
(c) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(d) As a separatist movement.

5. 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) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(d) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..

Short Answer Questions

1. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

2. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

5. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?

(see the answer key)

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