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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. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(b) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(c) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(d) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.

2. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?
(a) Parenting and technology.
(b) Parenting, and attitudes toward it, must undergo major changes.
(c) Parents should homeschool their children.
(d) How activists can meet the challenges of parenting.

3. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(b) When will men decide to share their power?
(c) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(d) Why do women want equality with men?

4. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(b) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(c) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(d) It does not come up in her discussion at all.

5. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White supremacy.
(b) Regression.
(c) White privilege.
(d) Racial ignorance.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

2. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

3. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?

4. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

5. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?

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