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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. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(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(d) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.

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

3. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(b) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(c) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(d) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.

4. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.
(b) A better sense of current events.
(c) Less boredom and frustration.
(d) The dispelling of stereotypes.

5. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) Religion.
(b) City planning.
(c) Instituting new national holidays.
(d) Politics and economics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

2. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

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

4. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

5. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

(see the answer key)

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