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) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(b) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(c) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(d) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.

2. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
(a) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(b) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.
(c) Yes, this should be part of the universal definition of feminism.
(d) The definition is too vague to be useful.

3. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.
(b) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(c) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(d) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.

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

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(d) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

2. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

3. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

4. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

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