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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Printing more pamphlets.
(b) Holding town hall events.
(c) Buying ad space on television.
(d) Promoting literacy.

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

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

4. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(b) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(c) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(d) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.

5. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a feminist agenda.
(b) As a teen agenda.
(c) As a dilemma.
(d) As as a class agenda.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

3. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

4. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?

5. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?

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