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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?
(a) It will enable them to keep their jobs.
(b) It will not enable them to change anything.
(c) It enables them to reinforce the patriarchal model of power.
(d) It can enable them to resist exploitation, freeing them to transform society for the better.

3. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
(a) As a luxury.
(b) As a form of discipline.
(c) As a trap, another way the male patriarchy exercised its power.
(d) As a social duty to create future citizens.

4. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?
(a) She feels they should not be the target of conservative thinkers.
(b) They are very closely related.
(c) She does not express an opinion but promises to discuss them together in a later book.
(d) They are not the same thing.

5. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(b) The government should create more jobs.
(c) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(d) Professors are underpaid.

6. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) That change would not take place for another generation.
(b) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.
(c) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.
(d) It would happen once women took over the media.

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

8. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(b) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(c) It destroys less powerful women's chances.
(d) It makes men extremely jealous.

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

10. How does the author herself feel about the slow process of change and all the work that it involves?
(a) It is necessary if deeply held sexist, capitalist, imperialist beliefs are to change for the long term.
(b) It is extremely discouraging and tiresome for feminists who have been involved for some time.
(c) Her generation will not see the effects of true change.
(d) It will take less time than most people imagine.

11. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.
(b) They try to dominate men.
(c) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(d) They develop an inferiority complex.

12. 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.

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

14. For the author, if "we" are to transform our present reality, what must happen?
(a) The world we most intimately know and feel safe in must end.
(b) We must elect a female president.
(c) We must embrace our enemies.
(d) We cannot truly change out present reality without creating complete chaos.

15. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?
(a) Same sex relations.
(b) Abstinence.
(c) Ending sexual oppression and sexism.
(d) Unrestricted heterosexual relations.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose ideas in particular does she address?

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

3. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

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

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