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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?
(a) As something a woman cannot escape.
(b) As an ideal job.
(c) As demeaning.
(d) As relatively easy work.

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Professors are underpaid.
(b) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(c) The government should create more jobs.
(d) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.

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

8. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.
(b) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(c) They should focus on more important things.
(d) They can accept it as a necessary evil.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between younger and older women.
(b) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(c) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(d) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?

3. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?

5. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

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