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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?
(a) They work all the time.
(b) They have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.
(c) They need further political education.
(d) They have met with a lot of defeat.

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

3. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) College women.
(b) Illiterate women.
(c) Housewives.
(d) Middle class women.

4. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As something only practiced by villains.
(b) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.
(c) As a symbol of life.
(d) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.

5. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to take more business classes.
(b) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(c) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.
(d) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?

2. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?

3. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?

5. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

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