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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.
(b) Women should not nurse in public.
(c) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(d) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.

2. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Power.
(c) Sex.
(d) Marriage.

3. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?
(a) Groundbreaking theories of motherhood.
(b) Ingrained sexist thought.
(c) Liberal thought.
(d) Television narratives.

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help children learn about motherhood.
(b) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(c) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(d) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.

5. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?
(a) People accuse them of whining.
(b) Their situations are totally dissimilar.
(c) They share similar oppressions in that neither fit the ideal model of male heterosexuality.
(d) They both need better spokespeople for their movements.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

2. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?

3. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

4. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?

5. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

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