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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) She presents other people's work but rarely discusses her own ideas.
(c) Usually she presents early feminist ideas, points out their failings, and proposes alternatives.
(d) She presents male stereotypes about women then proceeds to refute them.

2. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(b) A more practical approach to sex.
(c) She does not say what they represent for her.
(d) A chance to finally be free from male desires.

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

4. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?
(a) Same sex relations.
(b) Ending sexual oppression and sexism.
(c) Abstinence.
(d) Unrestricted heterosexual relations.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

2. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

3. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

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

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