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. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) Because it fosters pride among feminists.
(b) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.
(c) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(d) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.

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

3. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(b) An rare example of working class writing.
(c) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(d) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.

4. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At UCLA in the late 1960s.
(b) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(c) At Howard in the 1970s.
(d) At Stanford in the 1970s.

5. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(b) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(c) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(d) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?

2. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

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

5. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

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