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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.
(b) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(c) It is an innate part of male biology.
(d) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.

2. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(b) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(c) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(d) It was identified with creative expression.

3. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?
(a) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.
(b) The feminist revolution will only be won via armed struggle.
(c) That the feminist movement must struggle for the benefit of developing countries.
(d) That feminist-oriented change is achieved through perseverance and hard work.

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

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

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

7. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) It alienated them from feminism.
(b) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(c) They agreed with it.
(d) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.

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

9. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(b) It will help children learn about motherhood.
(c) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.
(d) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.

10. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They try to dominate men.
(b) They develop an inferiority complex.
(c) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(d) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.

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

12. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) It would happen once women took over the media.
(b) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.
(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.

13. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?
(a) It was too pessimistic.
(b) It was very forceful.
(c) It was not idealistic enough.
(d) It was both idealistic and unrealistic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?

2. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?

3. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?

4. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?

5. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?

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