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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

9. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(b) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(c) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(d) It was identified with creative expression.

10. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.
(b) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.
(c) That women are just as capable as men.
(d) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.

11. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(b) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(c) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
(d) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.

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

13. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?
(a) Armed struggle.
(b) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in women.
(c) An understanding of the socio-political systems that give rise to and perpetuate sexist attitudes.
(d) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in men.

14. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As something negative.
(b) As a rejection of femininity.
(c) As a luxury.
(d) As something to strive for.

15. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(b) The tension between younger and older women.
(c) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(d) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?

3. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

4. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?

5. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

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