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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(b) They can accept it as a necessary evil.
(c) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.
(d) They should focus on more important things.

8. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) Through television commercials.
(b) Via the radio.
(c) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).
(d) By word of mouth.

9. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.
(b) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(c) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(d) Women should not nurse in public.

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

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

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

13. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.
(b) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.
(c) Because people need constant entertainment.
(d) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.

14. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) Religion.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) Politics and economics.
(d) City planning.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?

3. For the author, if "we" are to transform our present reality, what must happen?

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

5. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?

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