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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) That change would not take place for another generation.
(c) It would happen once women took over the media.
(d) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.

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

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

7. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?
(a) Parenting, and attitudes toward it, must undergo major changes.
(b) Parenting and technology.
(c) How activists can meet the challenges of parenting.
(d) Parents should homeschool their children.

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

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

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

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

12. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) She does not say what they represent for her.
(b) A chance to finally be free from male desires.
(c) A more practical approach to sex.
(d) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.

13. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?
(a) They should be staffed by workers of both genders.
(b) They should not provide food for the children's lunches.
(c) They should be run with discipline and order.
(d) They should be run exclusively by women.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

5. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

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