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 is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?
(a) Everyone should develop her own definition of feminism.
(b) The struggle to end sexist oppression in all its forms, whether economic, political, social, or sexual.
(c) Feminism must be defined as community before anything else.
(d) Feminism should be understood as total personal freedom for everyone.

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

3. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(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 affirm personal identity.

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

5. 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) Race, then gender.
(b) Race, then size.
(c) Gender, then race.
(d) Gender, then size.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does the author see feminism and the family?

4. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

5. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

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