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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It makes men extremely jealous.
(b) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(c) It destroys less powerful women's chances.
(d) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.

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

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

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

6. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) City planning.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) Religion.
(d) Politics and economics.

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

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

9. 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) Promoting literacy.
(c) Buying ad space on television.
(d) Holding town hall events.

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

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. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(b) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(c) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(d) Mostly between countries at war.

13. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?
(a) How activists can meet the challenges of parenting.
(b) Parents should homeschool their children.
(c) Parenting and technology.
(d) Parenting, and attitudes toward it, must undergo major changes.

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

15. 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 illiterate women.
(c) Prejudices against rich women.
(d) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?

2. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?

3. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

4. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

5. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?

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