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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. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(b) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.
(c) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(d) Women should not nurse in public.

2. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?
(a) Most men are unable to truly support feminism.
(b) All men support and perpetuate sexism and sexist oppression in one form or another.
(c) Men are no longer sexist.
(d) Sexism is not perpetuated by educated men.

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

4. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) Illiterate women.
(b) College women.
(c) Housewives.
(d) Middle class women.

5. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) In the corridors of the educated elite.
(c) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(d) In university sororities.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

2. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

3. Whose ideas in particular does she address?

4. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

5. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

(see the answer key)

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