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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. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(c) In university sororities.
(d) In the corridors of the educated elite.

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

3. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) It does not come up in her discussion at all.
(b) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(c) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(d) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.

4. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.
(b) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(c) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.
(d) Encouraging women to take more business classes.

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) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.
(c) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(d) The definition is too vague to be useful.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?

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

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

4. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

5. How does the author view housework?

(see the answer key)

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