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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
(a) As naive and uncritical.
(b) As utopian.
(c) As accessible to most literate women.
(d) As intellectual, academic and/or theoretical.

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

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

10. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?
(a) They should be broken down and eliminated.
(b) They should be replaced by non-European beliefs.
(c) They should be taught in schools.
(d) They should be embraced by new mothers.

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

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

13. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?
(a) Both are necessary to the movement.
(b) They should learn to stand i the other groups shoes.
(c) One is more necessary to the movement than the other.
(d) They need to take turns being in charge.

14. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women do not understand money.
(b) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(c) That women should not be in positions of power.
(d) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

2. What ideas about parenting does the author initially discuss?

3. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?

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

5. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.

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