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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.
(b) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(c) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(d) They frowned on discussing violence at all.

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

4. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Professors are underpaid.
(b) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(c) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

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

6. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(b) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(c) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(d) It does not come up in her discussion at all.

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

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

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

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

11. 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 focus on more important things.
(d) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.

12. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?
(a) Many women have seen the writing as impractical.
(b) More women have been attracted to the movement.
(c) Younger women have been able to relate to feminist writing with more ease.
(d) Many uneducated women have been excluded.

13. What ideas about parenting does the author initially discuss?
(a) Parenting in American television sitcoms.
(b) European ideas of parenting.
(c) Same sex couples' ideas about parenting.
(d) Feminist ideas about parenting.

14. 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 help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(d) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.

15. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(b) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(c) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(d) Mostly between countries at war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?

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

3. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?

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

5. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?

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