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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. 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 take more business classes.
(c) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(d) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.

2. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(b) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(c) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(d) It was identified with creative expression.

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(b) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(c) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(d) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) To get more work.
(b) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(c) Make new friends.
(d) Be more like white feminists.

5. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(b) It makes men extremely jealous.
(c) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(d) It destroys less powerful women's chances.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?

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

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

4. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

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

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