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. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(b) As a collective Marxist movement.
(c) As a separatist movement.
(d) As a radical revolution.

2. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) In university sororities.
(c) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(d) In the corridors of the educated elite.

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

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) The central theory of her work.
(b) Her mother's life story.
(c) A history of the feminist movement.
(d) Her ideas about high school education for girls.

5. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(b) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(c) To a world where women have equality with men.
(d) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

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

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

4. 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?

5. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

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