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

2. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were seen as disorganized.
(b) They were openly embraced.
(c) They were completely ignored.
(d) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(d) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Intellectual and illiterate.
(b) Liberal and conservative.
(c) Inside and outside.
(d) Margin and center.

5. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would be active rather than passive.
(b) It would affirm personal identity.
(c) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(d) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

3. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

4. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

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