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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.
(b) Because people need constant entertainment.
(c) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.
(d) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.

5. 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.

6. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?
(a) Their families.
(b) Its use in everyday language.
(c) Its prevalence in the media.
(d) She does not feel that women have become desensitized to violence.

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

8. 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 capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(b) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(c) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(d) It was identified with creative expression.

9. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(b) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(c) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(d) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.

10. 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.

11. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?
(a) Many women have seen the writing as impractical.
(b) Younger women have been able to relate to feminist writing with more ease.
(c) Many uneducated women have been excluded.
(d) More women have been attracted to the movement.

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

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

14. 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 staffed by workers of both genders.
(c) They should be run exclusively by women.
(d) They should not provide food for the children's lunches.

15. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) Middle class women.
(b) Housewives.
(c) Illiterate women.
(d) College women.

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?

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

3. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

4. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

5. Whose ideas in particular does she address?

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