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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(b) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(c) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(d) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
2. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
(b) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(c) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(d) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.
(b) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.
(c) Race, gender, income, and education.
(d) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
4. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(b) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(c) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(d) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
5. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..
(b) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(c) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(d) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
Short Answer Questions
1. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
2. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?
3. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?
4. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
5. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
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