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 is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?
(a) Actually, she does not see anything wrong with them.
(b) She finds them to be unjustified.
(c) She thinks they have a lot to do with insecurity around men.
(d) She suggests that they support sexist, patriarchal attitudes towards women.

2. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?
(a) Women must learn to explore, understand, and communicate their individual experiences.
(b) Women must decide to get a formal education.
(c) Women must all agree on a single definition of sisterhood.
(d) Women must learn to organize politically.

3. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between feminists and civil rights activists.
(b) Between doctors and midwives.
(c) Between Americans and Europeans.
(d) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.

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

5. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(b) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(c) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(d) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

2. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

3. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

4. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

5. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?

(see the answer key)

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