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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 has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(b) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(c) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.

2. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?
(a) As an ideal kind of power.
(b) As a disappointment.
(c) As an imitation of patriarchal models of power
(d) As a new form of slavery.

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(b) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(c) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(d) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.

4. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) No one would look at her.
(d) White women did not treat women of color as equals.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

2. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?

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

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