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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) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(b) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(c) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.
(d) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.

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

3. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(b) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(c) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(d) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.

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

5. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(b) When will men decide to share their power?
(c) Why do women want equality with men?
(d) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

2. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

3. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

4. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

5. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Does the author offer any ideas about how to create sisterhood?

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

4. In the 2000 Preface is the author's attitude towards change in the feminist movement positive or negative, and what examples does she give?

5. Compare the Preface to the second edition with Ch. 12: What similarities do you see regarding the author's vision for the future of the feminist movement? List two to three examples.

6. Is the author clear about her position on women who define feminism as seeking equality with men?

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

8. Does the author still believe in her work?

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

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

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