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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(b) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(c) Between women from different universities.
(d) Only between women from different social classes.

2. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) The child protective services.
(b) All men.
(c) Most feminists hold this view.
(d) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.

3. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(b) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(c) Looking back at women's history.
(d) Accepting men into the movement.

4. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(b) Order, respect, and privacy.
(c) Support, respect, unity and community.
(d) Unity, modesty, and communication.

5. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(b) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.
(c) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.
(d) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.

6. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?
(a) The middle class white women at the forefront of the movement.
(b) Working class women.
(c) University professors.
(d) Young female college students in sociology classes.

7. 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 a religious perspective.
(d) From the margins.

8. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She thinks it is immoral.
(b) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.
(c) She finds the definition to vague.
(d) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.

9. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) Her mother's life story.
(d) A history of the feminist movement.

10. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?
(a) She thinks that the family is a haven from society.
(b) Traditional beliefs about the family and the relationships within it are grounded in ll the other forms of discrimination at work in American society.
(c) She does not see any relationship between the two.
(d) She credits changes in society with destroying the traditional family structure.

11. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(b) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(c) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.
(d) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.

12. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(b) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(c) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(d) One that looks for new definitions of equality.

13. What is the main relationship discussed in Chapter 5?
(a) The relationship between men and the feminist movement.
(b) The relationship between women and technology.
(c) The relationship between senior women and feminism.
(d) The relationship between feminism and civil rights

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

2. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

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

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

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