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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?
(a) To create a government department overseeing women's issues.
(b) To end violence, especially against women.
(c) To develop a new rating system for DVDs and video games.
(d) To legalize prostitution.

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

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?
(a) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in men.
(b) Armed struggle.
(c) An understanding of the socio-political systems that give rise to and perpetuate sexist attitudes.
(d) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in women.

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

5. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?
(a) As frustrating but entertaining.
(b) As foreign, unappealing, and frustrating.
(c) As boring.
(d) As relatively easy.

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

12. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a dilemma.
(b) As a teen agenda.
(c) As as a class agenda.
(d) As a feminist agenda.

13. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(b) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(c) The tension between younger and older women.
(d) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.

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

15. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?
(a) The feminist revolution will only be won via armed struggle.
(b) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?

2. Whose ideas in particular does she address?

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

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

5. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?

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