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. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women are just as capable as men.
(c) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.
(d) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.

2. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Men.
(c) White upper class men.
(d) Men and women.

3. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.
(b) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(c) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.
(d) Feminism must become more intellectual.

4. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(b) At Howard in the 1970s.
(c) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(d) At UCLA in the late 1960s.

5. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?
(a) Artistic inspiration.
(b) Desire for greater affluence.
(c) A love of adventure.
(d) A sense of victimization.

Short Answer Questions

1. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?

2. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

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

4. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?

5. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

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