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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).
(b) French women.
(c) Gay men.
(d) Characters on "I Love Lucy."

2. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.
(c) That women are just as capable as men.
(d) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.

3. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?
(a) It was not idealistic enough.
(b) It was both idealistic and unrealistic.
(c) It was very forceful.
(d) It was too pessimistic.

4. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?
(a) She presents male stereotypes about women then proceeds to refute them.
(b) Usually she presents early feminist ideas, points out their failings, and proposes alternatives.
(c) In general, she focuses on more recent developments in feminism.
(d) She presents other people's work but rarely discusses her own ideas.

5. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?
(a) They should be staffed by workers of both genders.
(b) They should be run with discipline and order.
(c) They should not provide food for the children's lunches.
(d) They should be run exclusively by women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

2. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?

3. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?

4. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

5. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?

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