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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(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) Women should not nurse in public.

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

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

6. 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.

7. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?
(a) As boring.
(b) As frustrating but entertaining.
(c) As foreign, unappealing, and frustrating.
(d) As relatively easy.

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

9. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.
(c) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.
(d) That women are just as capable as men.

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

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

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

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

14. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?
(a) As a new form of slavery.
(b) As a disappointment.
(c) As an imitation of patriarchal models of power
(d) As an ideal kind of power.

15. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As a rejection of femininity.
(b) As something to strive for.
(c) As something negative.
(d) As a luxury.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?

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

3. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?

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

5. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?

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