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 are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Unfair business practices.
(b) Global warming, politics, and religion.
(c) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
(d) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.

2. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(b) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(c) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(d) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.

3. 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) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(d) An rare example of working class writing.

4. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(b) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(c) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.
(d) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.

5. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) In university sororities.
(c) In the corridors of the educated elite.
(d) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

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

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

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

5. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

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