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

2. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She does not support her claims with evidence.
(b) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(c) She presents statistical research.
(d) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.

3. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(b) The child protective services.
(c) All men.
(d) Most feminists hold this view.

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

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.
(b) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.
(c) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(d) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.

Short Answer Questions

1. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

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

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

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

5. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

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