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. 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.

2. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly between countries at war.
(b) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(c) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(d) Mostly on the interpersonal level.

3. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?
(a) Everyone should develop her own definition of feminism.
(b) The struggle to end sexist oppression in all its forms, whether economic, political, social, or sexual.
(c) Feminism should be understood as total personal freedom for everyone.
(d) Feminism must be defined as community before anything else.

4. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(b) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.
(c) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(d) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.

5. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Leah Fritz.
(c) Rita Mae Brown.
(d) Bell hooks.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.

3. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?

4. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?

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

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