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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.
(b) Prejudices against rich women.
(c) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(d) Prejudices against illiterate women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?
(a) It was very forceful.
(b) It was too pessimistic.
(c) It was both idealistic and unrealistic.
(d) It was not idealistic enough.

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

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

12. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(b) It alienated them from feminism.
(c) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(d) They agreed with it.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

3. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?

4. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?

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

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