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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 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 limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
(c) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(d) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.

2. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Promoting literacy.
(b) Buying ad space on television.
(c) Holding town hall events.
(d) Printing more pamphlets.

3. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?
(a) To develop a new rating system for DVDs and video games.
(b) To create a government department overseeing women's issues.
(c) To legalize prostitution.
(d) To end violence, especially against women.

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(b) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(c) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(d) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.

5. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(b) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(c) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.
(d) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

2. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

3. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?

4. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

5. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?

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