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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?
(a) The choice to have sexual relations whenever and with whoever one desires.
(b) A complete rejection of romantic love.
(c) She does not provide any description of such concepts.
(d) Freedom from sexual relations with men.

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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 male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(c) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(d) People need to try new career paths.

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

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

9. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They do not have the time to create new models of power.
(b) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(c) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(d) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.

10. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.
(b) It would happen once women took over the media.
(c) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.
(d) That change would not take place for another generation.

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

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

13. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?
(a) She presents male stereotypes about women then proceeds to refute them.
(b) In general, she focuses on more recent developments in feminism.
(c) She presents other people's work but rarely discusses her own ideas.
(d) Usually she presents early feminist ideas, points out their failings, and proposes alternatives.

14. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?
(a) People accuse them of whining.
(b) They both need better spokespeople for their movements.
(c) Their situations are totally dissimilar.
(d) They share similar oppressions in that neither fit the ideal model of male heterosexuality.

15. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It makes men extremely jealous.
(b) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(c) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(d) It destroys less powerful women's chances.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

2. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?

3. How does the author view housework?

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

5. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

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