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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. 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.

2. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) How often men use sexist language.
(b) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.
(c) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(d) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.

3. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(b) Men must learn non-violence.
(c) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.
(d) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.

4. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(b) An rare example of working class writing.
(c) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(d) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.

5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(b) White French feminists.
(c) White upper class American women.
(d) Upper class black professionals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

2. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

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

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?

5. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.

(see the answer key)

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