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

2. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?
(a) They are not the same in the author's view.
(b) They both do not want women to be strong and assertive.
(c) They both stand to lose power as a result of feminism.
(d) They are both capable of sexual oppression and violence against women, whether sexual or non-sexual.

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(b) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(c) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(d) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.

4. 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) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.
(c) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(d) Feminism must become more intellectual.

5. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(b) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(c) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(d) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

2. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

3. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

4. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?

5. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?

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