Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) How often men use sexist language.
(b) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(c) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.
(d) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.

2. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
(a) As intellectual, academic and/or theoretical.
(b) As accessible to most literate women.
(c) As naive and uncritical.
(d) As utopian.

3. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(b) Prejudices against rich women.
(c) Prejudices against illiterate women.
(d) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.

4. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?
(a) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.
(b) Through solidarity in the face of all forms of oppression.
(c) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.
(d) Through sustained debate.

5. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, respect, and privacy.
(b) Support, respect, unity and community.
(c) Unity, modesty, and communication.
(d) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.

Short Answer Questions

1. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

2. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

3. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?

4. 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?

5. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

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