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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 is the main relationship discussed in Chapter 5?
(a) The relationship between women and technology.
(b) The relationship between men and the feminist movement.
(c) The relationship between senior women and feminism.
(d) The relationship between feminism and civil rights

2. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(b) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(c) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.
(d) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.

3. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Working-class women.
(b) Middle-class white women.
(c) Expatriates living abroad.
(d) Middle-class women.

4. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
(b) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.
(c) Unfair business practices.
(d) Global warming, politics, and religion.

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(b) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(c) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(d) She wants to dispel anti-family myths and propose a definition of feminism from within that takes the family unit as the foundation of a compassionate society.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

2. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

3. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

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

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does the author still believe in her work?

2. What are the universal definitions of feminism that the author disagrees with? List several.

3. What is problematic for the author regarding early feminist views of parenting and motherhood, and what can be changed?

4. Describe the particular perspective that the author offers throughout her work. What position does she claim to write from and why?

5. What does the author say about feminist writer Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique?

6. What is the author's view of feminism as a social movement in the Preface to the First Edition (1984)? What kind of movement does it need to be and why?

7. List several other critiques of violence that the author offers.

8. What is unique about black women's perspectives?

9. Is there a note of caution in the author's tone regarding the extent to which the system of power has actually changed? Where?

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

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