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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?
(a) Women.
(b) Gay men.
(c) Both men and women.
(d) No one.

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

3. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?
(a) Many women have seen the writing as impractical.
(b) Younger women have been able to relate to feminist writing with more ease.
(c) Many uneducated women have been excluded.
(d) More women have been attracted to the movement.

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

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

6. 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 made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(c) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.

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

8. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?
(a) It can enable them to resist exploitation, freeing them to transform society for the better.
(b) It will enable them to keep their jobs.
(c) It enables them to reinforce the patriarchal model of power.
(d) It will not enable them to change anything.

9. 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) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(c) Women should not nurse in public.
(d) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.

10. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(b) Prejudices against rich women.
(c) Prejudices against illiterate women.
(d) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.

11. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between Americans and Europeans.
(b) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.
(c) Between doctors and midwives.
(d) Between feminists and civil rights activists.

12. What qualities does the author promote in this final chapter on change via the feminist movement?
(a) Patience and submission.
(b) Patience and active struggle.
(c) Suspicion and perseverance.
(d) Aggression and intellectual aptitude.

13. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?
(a) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.
(b) Women are actually more violent than men.
(c) Women also have a capacity for violence and many condone and advocate war.
(d) Women are more violent as teenagers.

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

15. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?
(a) Men should be the breadwinners, not the caregivers.
(b) Men must be encouraged to practice parenting.
(c) Parenting must also take place outside the home.
(d) Men must be encouraged to believe that they are capable of good parenting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.

2. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?

3. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."

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

5. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

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