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 do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.
(b) How often men use sexist language.
(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.

2. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Gender and race.
(b) Genetics and the role of the family.
(c) Class and marital status.
(d) Race and class.

3. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women do not understand money.
(b) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(c) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

4. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.
(b) Sexual oppression is here to stay.
(c) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.
(d) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.

5. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It destroys less powerful women's chances.
(b) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(c) It makes men extremely jealous.
(d) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

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

3. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

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

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