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

2. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?
(a) Upward mobility: Blacks strove to imitate whites and climb the social ladder.
(b) Desegregation: Blacks were finally able to go wherever they wanted.
(c) Segregation: Black people could enter parts of the white people's world, but they could not stay there.
(d) The author does not discuss race until the end of the Preface.

3. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) When will men decide to share their power?
(b) Why do women want equality with men?
(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?

4. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White supremacy.
(b) Regression.
(c) Racial ignorance.
(d) White privilege.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

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

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

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

5. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

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