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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(c) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(d) They felt it was less important than education.

4. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?
(a) They have met with a lot of defeat.
(b) They work all the time.
(c) They need further political education.
(d) They have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.

5. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(b) A more practical approach to sex.
(c) A chance to finally be free from male desires.
(d) She does not say what they represent for her.

6. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?
(a) She feels they should not be the target of conservative thinkers.
(b) She does not express an opinion but promises to discuss them together in a later book.
(c) They are very closely related.
(d) They are not the same thing.

7. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(b) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(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.

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

9. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) It was identified with creative expression.
(b) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(c) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(d) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.

10. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?
(a) Usually she presents early feminist ideas, points out their failings, and proposes alternatives.
(b) She presents male stereotypes about women then proceeds to refute them.
(c) In general, she focuses on more recent developments in feminism.
(d) She presents other people's work but rarely discusses her own ideas.

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

12. 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.

13. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) Via the radio.
(b) Through television commercials.
(c) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).
(d) By word of mouth.

14. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?
(a) Insecurity.
(b) Imperialism, power, and a hierarchy of control.
(c) Sexual inadequacy.
(d) Hatred of women, especially the mother.

15. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Sex.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Power.
(d) Drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?

2. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

3. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?

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

5. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?

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