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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?
(a) They should be broken down and eliminated.
(b) They should be taught in schools.
(c) They should be replaced by non-European beliefs.
(d) They should be embraced by new mothers.

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

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

4. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?
(a) Women also have a capacity for violence and many condone and advocate war.
(b) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.
(c) Women are actually more violent than men.
(d) Women are more violent as teenagers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?

2. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?

3. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?

4. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

5. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?

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