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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. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.
(b) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(c) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.
(d) Only women will benefit from the movement.

2. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(b) She presents statistical research.
(c) She does not support her claims with evidence.
(d) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."

4. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Between women from different universities.
(b) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(c) Only between women from different social classes.
(d) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.

5. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Men.
(b) Women of color.
(c) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(d) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

2. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the author's approach to discussing feminism in Chapter Two, "Feminism - A Movement to End Sexist Oppression;" i.e. how does she structure the chapter?

2. Describe the author's views of how modern western cultures deal with the process of change.

3. What is the traditional view on motherhood that the author relates in Chapter Ten?

4. What significant effect can feminism have on the family?

5. Does the author offer her own definition of feminism in Chapter Two, and if so, what is it?

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

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

8. How are traditional patriarchal concepts of gender related to violence against women?

9. Which two kinds of power does the author discuss in Chapter Six, "Changing Perspectives on Power"?

10. In Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," does the author see effectiveness in early feminist attitudes towards change?

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