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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 do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) She does not say what they represent for her.
(b) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(c) A more practical approach to sex.
(d) A chance to finally be free from male desires.

2. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.
(b) Gender, race, and class.
(c) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(d) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.

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

4. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between feminists and civil rights activists.
(b) Between Americans and Europeans.
(c) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.
(d) Between doctors and midwives.

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(b) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.
(c) Feminism must become more intellectual.
(d) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?

4. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

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

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