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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Parental violence.
(b) Violence against animals.
(c) Violence in the cinema.
(d) War.

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

3. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They felt it was less important than education.
(b) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(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.

4. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(b) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.

5. How is the long and painstaking process of change experienced by societies like the United States?
(a) As foreign, unappealing, and frustrating.
(b) As boring.
(c) As relatively easy.
(d) As frustrating but entertaining.

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. How does the author characterize early feminist concepts of sexual liberty?

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

4. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."

5. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?

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