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

2. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.
(b) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(c) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(d) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(b) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.
(c) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.
(d) Male academics find the work too exclusive.

4. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(b) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(c) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.
(d) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.

5. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) It alienated them from feminism.
(b) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(c) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(d) They agreed with it.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."

3. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

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

(see the answer key)

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