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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(b) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(c) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.

2. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) They felt it was less important than education.
(c) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(d) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.

3. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?
(a) As an ideal job.
(b) As demeaning.
(c) As relatively easy work.
(d) As something a woman cannot escape.

4. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(b) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(c) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(d) Mostly between countries at war.

5. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(b) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(c) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(d) The tension between younger and older women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?

2. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

3. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?

4. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

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

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