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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?
(a) Parents should homeschool their children.
(b) Parenting, and attitudes toward it, must undergo major changes.
(c) Parenting and technology.
(d) How activists can meet the challenges of parenting.

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 lack the ability to develop their own models.
(b) That women are just as capable as men.
(c) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.

3. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?
(a) No one.
(b) Gay men.
(c) Both men and women.
(d) Women.

4. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
(a) As utopian.
(b) As naive and uncritical.
(c) As intellectual, academic and/or theoretical.
(d) As accessible to most literate women.

5. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) It does not come up in her discussion at all.
(b) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(c) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(d) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?

4. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

5. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?

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