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. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) It is no longer the primary social unit.
(b) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(c) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.
(d) Television has destroyed family relationships.

2. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) Because it fosters pride among feminists.
(b) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.
(c) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(d) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.

3. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Sex.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Power.

4. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(b) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(c) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(d) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.

5. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(b) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(c) Women should not nurse in public.
(d) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

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

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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