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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. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.
(b) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
(c) Unfair business practices.
(d) Global warming, politics, and religion.

2. How does the author view housework?
(a) As extremely tiring.
(b) As women's work.
(c) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(d) As demeaning.

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) Make new friends.
(b) To get more work.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) Be more like white feminists.

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

5. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(b) Television has destroyed family relationships.
(c) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.
(d) It is no longer the primary social unit.

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

2. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

3. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

5. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

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