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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?
(a) Their situations are totally dissimilar.
(b) They both need better spokespeople for their movements.
(c) They share similar oppressions in that neither fit the ideal model of male heterosexuality.
(d) People accuse them of whining.

2. For the author, if "we" are to transform our present reality, what must happen?
(a) We must elect a female president.
(b) We must embrace our enemies.
(c) The world we most intimately know and feel safe in must end.
(d) We cannot truly change out present reality without creating complete chaos.

3. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?
(a) Parenting must also take place outside the home.
(b) Men must be encouraged to believe that they are capable of good parenting.
(c) Men must be encouraged to practice parenting.
(d) Men should be the breadwinners, not the caregivers.

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?
(a) It will help to eliminate systemic sexism.
(b) It will help new mothers to carry on traditions.
(c) It will help children learn about motherhood.
(d) It will expose others to non-western cultural perspectives.

5. 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 distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?

3. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?

4. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

5. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?

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