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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. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?
(a) She does not think that prejudices can be prioritized one over the other.
(b) Feminists should look to their community leaders for guidance on how to prioritize their actions against different forms of prejudice.
(c) Feminists should focus on gender issues first and then address problems like classism.
(d) People should prioritize whatever prejudice is most relevant to their lives.

2. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(b) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(c) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(d) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.

3. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(b) The tension between younger and older women.
(c) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(d) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.

4. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She presents statistical research.
(b) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(c) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.
(d) She does not support her claims with evidence.

5. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(b) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
(c) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(d) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?

2. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?

3. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

4. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

5. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?

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