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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. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(b) At Howard in the 1970s.
(c) At UCLA in the late 1960s.
(d) At Stanford in the 1970s.

2. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
(a) As naive and uncritical.
(b) As accessible to most literate women.
(c) As utopian.
(d) As intellectual, academic and/or theoretical.

3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Liberal and conservative.
(b) Margin and center.
(c) Inside and outside.
(d) Intellectual and illiterate.

4. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(b) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.
(c) They should focus on more important things.
(d) They can accept it as a necessary evil.

5. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(b) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.
(c) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(d) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?

2. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

3. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?

4. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?

5. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

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