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

2. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As something to strive for.
(b) As a rejection of femininity.
(c) As a luxury.
(d) As something negative.

3. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(b) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(c) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(d) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.

4. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women do not understand money.
(b) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(c) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

5. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(c) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(d) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

2. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?

3. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

4. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

5. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

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