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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.
(b) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.
(c) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.
(d) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.

2. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(b) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(c) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(d) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.

3. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking back at women's history.
(b) Accepting men into the movement.
(c) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(d) Creating women's studies departments in universities.

4. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) There is very little actual contact.
(b) Absence of choices.
(c) Marriage.
(d) The work environment.

5. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men and women.
(b) Men.
(c) Teachers.
(d) White upper class men.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

2. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

3. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?

4. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can alternative models of power accomplish, according to the author?

2. How does the author discuss feminists views on housework?

3. Why does the author want to change feminist language from "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism"?

4. How does the author feel about including men in the feminist movement?

5. How does war relate to the authors discussion of violence and women?

6. Does the author still believe in her work?

7. In Chapter Seven, "Rethinking the Nature of Work," why does the author take issue with early feminist attitudes toward work?

8. Are sexual liberty and "ending sexual oppression" the same thing for the author?

9. Describe the kind of power that the author sees in communities of economically disadvantaged women.

10. In the author's view, are feminists ambivalent about power?

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