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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. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?
(a) Young female college students in sociology classes.
(b) University professors.
(c) The middle class white women at the forefront of the movement.
(d) Working class women.

2. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As as a class agenda.
(b) As a feminist agenda.
(c) As a teen agenda.
(d) As a dilemma.

3. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?
(a) No one.
(b) Women.
(c) Gay men.
(d) Both men and women.

4. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(b) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(c) It was identified with creative expression.
(d) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).

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 were overly concerned with saving poor women.
(c) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(d) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

2. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?

3. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

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

5. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

(see the answer key)

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