Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(b) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(c) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(d) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.

2. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(b) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(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.

3. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?
(a) Unity between women.
(b) Unity between working women.
(c) Women who share the same parents.
(d) Common religion among women.

4. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men must learn non-violence.
(b) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.
(c) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(d) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.

5. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(b) Only between women from different social classes.
(c) Between women from different universities.
(d) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

2. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

3. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

4. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

(see the answer key)

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