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. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(b) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
(c) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
(d) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.

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

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

4. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(b) They do not have the time to create new models of power.
(c) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(d) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.

5. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(b) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.
(c) People need to try new career paths.
(d) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?

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

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

4. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

(see the answer key)

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