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. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(b) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.
(c) Gender, race, and class.
(d) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

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

4. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..
(b) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(c) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(d) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.

5. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
(b) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(c) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(d) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

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

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

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

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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