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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 help children learn about motherhood.
(c) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(d) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.

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

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

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

7. 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 embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(c) They try to dominate men.
(d) They develop an inferiority complex.

8. 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 capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(b) It was identified with creative expression.
(c) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(d) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.

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 a symbol of life.
(d) As something only practiced by villains.

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

11. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) The dispelling of stereotypes.
(b) Less boredom and frustration.
(c) A better sense of current events.
(d) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.

12. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?
(a) As a disappointment.
(b) As an ideal kind of power.
(c) As a new form of slavery.
(d) As an imitation of patriarchal models of power

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

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

15. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Power.
(d) Sex.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?

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

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

5. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

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