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 did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?
(a) Differences in age and profession.
(b) Differences in race and class.
(c) Whether men were married or single.
(d) Differences in religion and age.

2. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They felt it was less important than education.
(b) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(c) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(d) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.

3. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Professors are underpaid.
(b) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(c) The government should create more jobs.
(d) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.

4. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.
(b) She finds the definition to vague.
(c) She thinks it is immoral.
(d) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.

5. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That to be female is to be a victim.
(b) That to be female is to be important.
(c) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.
(d) That women should be silent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

2. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

3. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

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

5. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?

(see the answer key)

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