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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?
(a) They hoped to create strategies for career advancement.
(b) They wanted to be included in the movement.
(c) They felt that the work they wanted would never be available.
(d) They were already working and new it was not the ideal situation that others imagined.

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

3. 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 younger and older women.
(b) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(c) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(d) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.

4. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.
(b) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.

5. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?
(a) Its use in everyday language.
(b) Their families.
(c) She does not feel that women have become desensitized to violence.
(d) Its prevalence in the media.

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

7. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?
(a) Groundbreaking theories of motherhood.
(b) Liberal thought.
(c) Television narratives.
(d) Ingrained sexist thought.

8. 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 do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(c) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.
(d) That women are just as capable as men.

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

10. 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) Violence against animals.
(d) War.

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

12. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a teen agenda.
(b) As a feminist agenda.
(c) As a dilemma.
(d) As as a class agenda.

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) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(d) People need to try new career paths.

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

15. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
(b) Gay men.
(c) French women.
(d) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?

2. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

3. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

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

5. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

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