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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?
(a) A love of adventure.
(b) Artistic inspiration.
(c) Desire for greater affluence.
(d) A sense of victimization.

3. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.
(b) How often men use sexist language.
(c) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(d) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(d) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.

5. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men and women.
(b) White upper class men.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Men.

6. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?
(a) Feminism must be defined as community before anything else.
(b) Everyone should develop her own definition of feminism.
(c) The struggle to end sexist oppression in all its forms, whether economic, political, social, or sexual.
(d) Feminism should be understood as total personal freedom for everyone.

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

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

9. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(b) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.
(c) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.
(d) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.

10. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.
(a) The belief that all men were the enemy.
(b) The belief that men were unimportant.
(c) The belief that men were like children.
(d) The belief that men were role models.

11. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?
(a) Feminists should focus on gender issues first and then address problems like classism.
(b) Feminists should look to their community leaders for guidance on how to prioritize their actions against different forms of prejudice.
(c) People should prioritize whatever prejudice is most relevant to their lives.
(d) She does not think that prejudices can be prioritized one over the other.

12. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Class and privilege.
(b) Race, class. and gender.
(c) Feminist theory.
(d) Race.

13. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Leah Fritz.
(d) Benjamin Barber.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

2. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

3. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

4. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

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