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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(b) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(c) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(d) They felt it was less important than education.

3. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(b) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(c) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.
(d) They do not have the time to create new models of power.

4. 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 develop an inferiority complex.
(c) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.
(d) They try to dominate men.

5. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?
(a) Insecurity.
(b) Imperialism, power, and a hierarchy of control.
(c) Sexual inadequacy.
(d) Hatred of women, especially the mother.

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

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

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

9. 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) That feminist-oriented change is achieved through perseverance and hard work.
(c) The feminist revolution will only be won via armed struggle.
(d) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.

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

11. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Parental violence.
(b) Violence in the cinema.
(c) War.
(d) Violence against animals.

12. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) The dispelling of stereotypes.
(b) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.
(c) Less boredom and frustration.
(d) A better sense of current events.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?

2. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?

3. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?

4. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

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

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