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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Promoting literacy.
(d) Holding town hall events.

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

10. 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) That the feminist movement must struggle for the benefit of developing countries.
(c) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.
(d) That feminist-oriented change is achieved through perseverance and hard work.

11. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women should not be in positions of power.
(b) That women do not understand money.
(c) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.

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

13. 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) War.
(d) Violence in the cinema.

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

15. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As something to strive for.
(b) As something negative.
(c) As a rejection of femininity.
(d) As a luxury.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?

4. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

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

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