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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.
(b) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(c) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(d) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.

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?
(a) Gender, then size.
(b) Race, then gender.
(c) Gender, then race.
(d) Race, then size.

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(b) They were seen as disorganized.
(c) They were completely ignored.
(d) They were openly embraced.

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

5. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(b) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.
(c) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(d) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.

6. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men must learn non-violence.
(b) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.
(c) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(d) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.

7. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(b) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(c) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(d) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.

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

9. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(b) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(c) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(d) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.

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

11. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) Women and schizophrenia.
(b) Hating one's family.
(c) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(d) Women's fears of aging.

12. 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 women from different universities.
(b) Only between women from different social classes.
(c) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(d) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.

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

14. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Men.
(b) Women of color.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?

2. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

3. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

4. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)

5. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

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