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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) Women should not nurse in public.
(b) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(c) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.
(d) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.

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

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

4. 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.

5. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?
(a) They were already working and new it was not the ideal situation that others imagined.
(b) They wanted to be included in the movement.
(c) They felt that the work they wanted would never be available.
(d) They hoped to create strategies for career advancement.

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

7. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
(a) As a social duty to create future citizens.
(b) As a trap, another way the male patriarchy exercised its power.
(c) As a luxury.
(d) As a form of discipline.

8. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?
(a) Television narratives.
(b) Liberal thought.
(c) Groundbreaking theories of motherhood.
(d) Ingrained sexist thought.

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

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

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

12. 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 destroys less powerful women's chances.
(c) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(d) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.

13. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?
(a) Both are necessary to the movement.
(b) They should learn to stand i the other groups shoes.
(c) One is more necessary to the movement than the other.
(d) They need to take turns being in charge.

14. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a dilemma.
(b) As a feminist agenda.
(c) As as a class agenda.
(d) As a teen agenda.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?

2. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?

3. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?

4. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?

5. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?

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