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 spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(b) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(c) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(d) 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.

2. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(b) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..
(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.

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

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?
(a) Race, then size.
(b) Race, then gender.
(c) Gender, then race.
(d) Gender, then size.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

2. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

3. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?

4. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

5. How does the author see feminism and the family?

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