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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. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From an elite position.
(b) From a foreign perspective.
(c) From the margins.
(d) From a religious perspective.

2. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Power.
(b) Sex.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Marriage.

3. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?
(a) Women can simply imitate men and these views will not affect them.
(b) Women can absorb these views and manifest them in their lives in negative ways.
(c) Nothing happens to women; they are not influenced by social attitudes.
(d) There is no proof that social attitudes affect individual choices.

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(b) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(c) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(d) It means that they are traitors to their gender.

5. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Genetics and the role of the family.
(b) Gender and race.
(c) Race and class.
(d) Class and marital status.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the author, how has the relationship between feminism and the family often been portrayed?

3. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

4. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

5. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?

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