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. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?
(a) Feminism must be defined as community before anything else.
(b) The struggle to end sexist oppression in all its forms, whether economic, political, social, or sexual.
(c) Everyone should develop her own definition of feminism.
(d) Feminism should be understood as total personal freedom for everyone.

2. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That to be female is to be a victim.
(b) That to be female is to be important.
(c) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.
(d) That women should be silent.

3. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(b) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.
(c) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(d) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.

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

5. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) How often men use sexist language.
(b) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.
(c) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.
(d) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

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

5. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?

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