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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(b) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.
(c) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.
(d) Encouraging women to take more business classes.

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

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

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

5. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(b) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(c) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.
(d) It will help children learn about motherhood.

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) Promoting literacy.
(b) Buying ad space on television.
(c) Printing more pamphlets.
(d) Holding town hall events.

7. 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.

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

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

10. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?
(a) They should not provide food for the children's lunches.
(b) They should be run with discipline and order.
(c) They should be staffed by workers of both genders.
(d) They should be run exclusively by women.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

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

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

4. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?

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

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