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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 more violent as teenagers.
(c) Women are actually more violent than men.
(d) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.

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

3. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.
(b) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.
(c) Because people need constant entertainment.
(d) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.

4. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) Women should not nurse in public.
(b) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(c) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(d) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.

5. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It makes men extremely jealous.
(b) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(c) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(d) It destroys less powerful women's chances.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?

5. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?

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