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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).
(b) By word of mouth.
(c) Via the radio.
(d) Through television commercials.

2. How does the author view housework?
(a) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(b) As demeaning.
(c) As women's work.
(d) As extremely tiring.

3. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(b) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(c) It alienated them from feminism.
(d) They agreed with it.

4. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(b) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(c) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(d) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.

5. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Parental violence.
(b) War.
(c) Violence in the cinema.
(d) Violence against animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.

2. What qualities does the author promote in this final chapter on change via the feminist movement?

3. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

4. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?

5. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

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