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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) Less boredom and frustration.
(b) A better sense of current events.
(c) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.
(d) The dispelling of stereotypes.

2. How does the author herself feel about the slow process of change and all the work that it involves?
(a) It is necessary if deeply held sexist, capitalist, imperialist beliefs are to change for the long term.
(b) Her generation will not see the effects of true change.
(c) It will take less time than most people imagine.
(d) It is extremely discouraging and tiresome for feminists who have been involved for some time.

3. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.
(b) They develop an inferiority complex.
(c) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(d) They try to dominate men.

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

5. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
(a) As naive and uncritical.
(b) As accessible to most literate women.
(c) As intellectual, academic and/or theoretical.
(d) As utopian.

6. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) That change would not take place for another generation.
(b) It would happen once women took over the media.
(c) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.
(d) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.

7. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?
(a) Unrestricted heterosexual relations.
(b) Abstinence.
(c) Same sex relations.
(d) Ending sexual oppression and sexism.

8. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(c) They felt it was less important than education.
(d) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.

9. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."
(a) Pornography.
(b) Sexual harassment in the work place.
(c) Prostitution.
(d) Sexuality and sexual expression.

10. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.
(b) As a symbol of life.
(c) As something only practiced by villains.
(d) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.

11. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?
(a) To create a government department overseeing women's issues.
(b) To develop a new rating system for DVDs and video games.
(c) To end violence, especially against women.
(d) To legalize prostitution.

12. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(b) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(c) It does not come up in her discussion at all.
(d) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.

13. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?
(a) Its prevalence in the media.
(b) Their families.
(c) Its use in everyday language.
(d) She does not feel that women have become desensitized to violence.

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

15. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(b) They should focus on more important things.
(c) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.
(d) They can accept it as a necessary evil.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

2. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?

3. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?

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

5. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

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