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) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.
(b) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(c) How often men use sexist language.
(d) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

2. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

3. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?

4. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

5. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

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