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. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Leah Fritz.
(b) Benjamin Barber.
(c) Rita Mae Brown.
(d) Betty Friedan.

2. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?
(a) Young female college students in sociology classes.
(b) University professors.
(c) The middle class white women at the forefront of the movement.
(d) Working class women.

3. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) Television has destroyed family relationships.
(b) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(c) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.
(d) It is no longer the primary social unit.

4. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?
(a) There is no proof that social attitudes affect individual choices.
(b) Nothing happens to women; they are not influenced by social attitudes.
(c) Women can absorb these views and manifest them in their lives in negative ways.
(d) Women can simply imitate men and these views will not affect them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?

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

4. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

5. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

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