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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author view housework?
(a) As women's work.
(b) As demeaning.
(c) As extremely tiring.
(d) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.

2. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(b) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(c) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.

3. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(c) That women do not understand money.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

4. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?
(a) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in women.
(b) An understanding of the socio-political systems that give rise to and perpetuate sexist attitudes.
(c) Armed struggle.
(d) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in men.

5. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
(a) As a social duty to create future citizens.
(b) As a trap, another way the male patriarchy exercised its power.
(c) As a form of discipline.
(d) As a luxury.

6. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Buying ad space on television.
(b) Holding town hall events.
(c) Printing more pamphlets.
(d) Promoting literacy.

7. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) That women are just as capable as men.
(b) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.
(c) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.

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

9. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(b) People need to try new career paths.
(c) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(d) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.

10. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) It is an innate part of male biology.
(b) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.
(c) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(d) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.

11. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).
(b) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
(c) French women.
(d) Gay men.

12. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?
(a) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.
(b) The feminist revolution will only be won via armed struggle.
(c) That the feminist movement must struggle for the benefit of developing countries.
(d) That feminist-oriented change is achieved through perseverance and hard work.

13. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(b) It alienated them from feminism.
(c) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(d) They agreed with it.

14. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?
(a) They should be taught in schools.
(b) They should be replaced by non-European beliefs.
(c) They should be broken down and eliminated.
(d) They should be embraced by new mothers.

15. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?
(a) As a new form of slavery.
(b) As an ideal kind of power.
(c) As an imitation of patriarchal models of power
(d) As a disappointment.

Short Answer Questions

1. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?

2. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

3. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?

4. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?

5. What ideas about parenting does the author initially discuss?

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