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. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) Be more like white feminists.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) To get more work.
(d) To expand the basis of feminist thought.

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

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

4. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From the margins.
(b) From a religious perspective.
(c) From an elite position.
(d) From a foreign perspective.

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(b) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(c) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(d) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?

2. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

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

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

5. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?

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