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

2. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They try to dominate men.
(b) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.
(c) They develop an inferiority complex.
(d) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.

3. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?
(a) Men are no longer sexist.
(b) Sexism is not perpetuated by educated men.
(c) All men support and perpetuate sexism and sexist oppression in one form or another.
(d) Most men are unable to truly support feminism.

4. What is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?
(a) She suggests that they support sexist, patriarchal attitudes towards women.
(b) She thinks they have a lot to do with insecurity around men.
(c) She finds them to be unjustified.
(d) Actually, she does not see anything wrong with them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

3. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

4. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

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

(see the answer key)

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