Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 2 and 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(b) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(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.

2. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(b) Why do women want equality with men?
(c) When will men decide to share their power?
(d) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?

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

4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?
(a) Gender, then size.
(b) Gender, then race.
(c) Race, then size.
(d) Race, then gender.

5. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.
(a) their mentors.
(b) their best friends.
(c) white men.
(d) their mothers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

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

3. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

5. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

(see the answer key)

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