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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. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(b) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(c) Professors are underpaid.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

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

3. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?
(a) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.
(b) Women are actually more violent than men.
(c) Women also have a capacity for violence and many condone and advocate war.
(d) Women are more violent as teenagers.

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

5. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) They felt it was less important than education.
(c) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(d) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?

2. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

3. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

4. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?

5. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

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