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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 will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(b) It will help children learn about motherhood.
(c) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.
(d) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.

2. 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 expand the basis of feminist thought.
(c) Be more like white feminists.
(d) To get more work.

3. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From an elite position.
(b) From a foreign perspective.
(c) From the margins.
(d) From a religious perspective.

4. 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) Why do women want equality with men?
(c) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(d) When will men decide to share their power?

5. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?
(a) Women must all agree on a single definition of sisterhood.
(b) Women must learn to organize politically.
(c) Women must learn to explore, understand, and communicate their individual experiences.
(d) Women must decide to get a formal education.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

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

3. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

4. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

5. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

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