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 author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(b) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(c) Professors are underpaid.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

2. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(d) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.

3. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.
(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) Men must learn non-violence.

4. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(b) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(c) An rare example of working class writing.
(d) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.

5. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?
(a) Bell hooks.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Betty Friedan.
(d) Leah Fritz.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

2. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?

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

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

5. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

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