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. 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 are both capable of sexual oppression and violence against women, whether sexual or non-sexual.
(d) They both stand to lose power as a result of feminism.

2. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would affirm personal identity.
(b) It would be active rather than passive.
(c) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(d) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.

3. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(b) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(c) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(d) It means that they are traitors to their gender.

4. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Spoilers.
(b) Naive.
(c) Sisters.
(d) Traitors.

5. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As a rejection of femininity.
(b) As something negative.
(c) As a luxury.
(d) As something to strive for.

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

2. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

3. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

4. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

5. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

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