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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."
(a) Sexuality and sexual expression.
(b) Prostitution.
(c) Sexual harassment in the work place.
(d) Pornography.

2. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Buying ad space on television.
(b) Promoting literacy.
(c) Printing more pamphlets.
(d) Holding town hall events.

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

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

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

6. 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 placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.

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

8. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(b) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.
(c) Encouraging women to take more business classes.
(d) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.

9. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?
(a) Men must be encouraged to practice parenting.
(b) Men must be encouraged to believe that they are capable of good parenting.
(c) Men should be the breadwinners, not the caregivers.
(d) Parenting must also take place outside the home.

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

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

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

13. 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 not the same thing.
(b) They are very closely related.
(c) She feels they should not be the target of conservative thinkers.
(d) She does not express an opinion but promises to discuss them together in a later book.

14. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(c) They felt it was less important than education.
(d) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?

2. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

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

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

5. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.

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