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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ideas about parenting does the author initially discuss?
(a) Same sex couples' ideas about parenting.
(b) European ideas of parenting.
(c) Feminist ideas about parenting.
(d) Parenting in American television sitcoms.

2. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women do not understand money.
(c) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

3. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
(b) Gay men.
(c) French women.
(d) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).

4. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?
(a) The feminist revolution will only be won via armed struggle.
(b) That the feminist movement must struggle for the benefit of developing countries.
(c) That feminist-oriented change is achieved through perseverance and hard work.
(d) Feminists create change by holding serious debates.

5. 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 have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.
(c) They need further political education.
(d) They work all the time.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?

2. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

3. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?

4. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?

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

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