Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
2. 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) Women's fears of aging.
(d) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
3. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
(b) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.
(c) Unfair business practices.
(d) Global warming, politics, and religion.
4. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?
(a) She does not see any relationship between the two.
(b) She credits changes in society with destroying the traditional family structure.
(c) Traditional beliefs about the family and the relationships within it are grounded in ll the other forms of discrimination at work in American society.
(d) She thinks that the family is a haven from society.
5. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a separatist movement.
(b) As a collective Marxist movement.
(c) As a radical revolution.
(d) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
6. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would be active rather than passive.
(b) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(c) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(d) It would affirm personal identity.
7. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Class and privilege.
(b) Feminist theory.
(c) Race, class. and gender.
8. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(b) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(c) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(d) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
9. 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) Only between women from different social classes.
(b) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(c) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(d) Between women from different universities.
10. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(b) Accepting men into the movement.
(c) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(d) Looking back at women's history.
11. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(b) At Howard in the 1970s.
(c) At UCLA in the late 1960s.
(d) At Stanford in the 1970s.
12. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.
(a) Comrades in struggle.
(b) The oppressor.
(c) Friends of the cause.
(d) Enemy number one.
13. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(b) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.
(c) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(d) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.
14. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(b) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(c) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(d) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
15. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(b) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.
(c) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.
(d) Because it fosters pride among feminists.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
2. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
3. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
4. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
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