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 was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) Everyone was really open-minded.
(b) No one would look at her.
(c) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(d) White women did not treat women of color as equals.

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.
(b) It started a riot.
(c) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(d) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.

3. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(b) Women of color.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Men.

4. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(b) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(c) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(d) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.

5. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(b) Unity, modesty, and communication.
(c) Support, respect, unity and community.
(d) Order, respect, and privacy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

2. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

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

4. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

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

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