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 did early feminists see gender?
(a) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(b) As less important than class.
(c) As a form of empowerment.
(d) As less important than race.

2. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?
(a) People should prioritize whatever prejudice is most relevant to their lives.
(b) Feminists should focus on gender issues first and then address problems like classism.
(c) Feminists should look to their community leaders for guidance on how to prioritize their actions against different forms of prejudice.
(d) She does not think that prejudices can be prioritized one over the other.

3. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(b) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(c) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(d) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.

4. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
(a) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.
(b) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(c) The definition is too vague to be useful.
(d) Yes, this should be part of the universal definition of feminism.

5. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As a luxury.
(b) As a rejection of femininity.
(c) As something to strive for.
(d) As something negative.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

2. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)

3. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

4. What would this change in language suggest?

5. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

(see the answer key)

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