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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 change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.
(b) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(c) People need to try new career paths.
(d) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.

2. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As less important than race.
(b) As a form of empowerment.
(c) As less important than class.
(d) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.

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

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.
(b) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(c) It is an innate part of male biology.
(d) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.

5. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were openly embraced.
(b) They were seen as disorganized.
(c) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(d) They were completely ignored.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?

5. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?

(see the answer key)

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