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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between feminists and civil rights activists.
(b) Between doctors and midwives.
(c) Between Americans and Europeans.
(d) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.

3. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.
(b) Prejudices against illiterate women.
(c) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(d) Prejudices against rich women.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?

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

3. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

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

5. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?

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