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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?
(a) People accuse them of whining.
(b) Their situations are totally dissimilar.
(c) They both need better spokespeople for their movements.
(d) They share similar oppressions in that neither fit the ideal model of male heterosexuality.

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

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

7. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?
(a) Freedom from sexual relations with men.
(b) She does not provide any description of such concepts.
(c) The choice to have sexual relations whenever and with whoever one desires.
(d) A complete rejection of romantic love.

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

9. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(b) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.
(c) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(d) It will help children learn about motherhood.

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

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

12. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(b) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(c) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(d) Mostly between countries at war.

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

14. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(b) Women should not nurse in public.
(c) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(d) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

5. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?

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