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 primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) The work environment.
(b) Marriage.
(c) There is very little actual contact.
(d) Absence of choices.

2. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(b) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(c) She wants to dispel anti-family myths and propose a definition of feminism from within that takes the family unit as the foundation of a compassionate society.
(d) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were seen as disorganized.
(b) They were openly embraced.
(c) They were completely ignored.
(d) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.

4. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.
(b) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
(c) Race, gender, income, and education.
(d) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

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

5. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

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