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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. 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) Be more like white feminists.
(b) To get more work.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) Make new friends.

2. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(b) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(c) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
(d) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.

3. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?
(a) Desegregation: Blacks were finally able to go wherever they wanted.
(b) Upward mobility: Blacks strove to imitate whites and climb the social ladder.
(c) The author does not discuss race until the end of the Preface.
(d) Segregation: Black people could enter parts of the white people's world, but they could not stay there.

4. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As something only practiced by villains.
(b) As a symbol of life.
(c) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.
(d) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.

5. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(b) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.

Short Answer Questions

1. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?

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

3. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

4. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

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

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