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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6 and 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(b) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(c) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(d) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..

4. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
(a) High poverty, high divorce rates, lack of state assistance.
(b) Low job benefits, high poverty, high divorce rates.
(c) High poverty, low status of single mothers, lack of state assistance and health care.
(d) High divorce rates, low job benefits, no enough day care.

5. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?
(a) She credits changes in society with destroying the traditional family structure.
(b) She does not see any relationship between the two.
(c) Traditional beliefs about the family and the relationships within it are grounded in ll the other forms of discrimination at work in American society.
(d) She thinks that the family is a haven from society.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?

2. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

3. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

4. How does the author see feminism and the family?

5. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?

(see the answer key)

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