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 social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?
(a) Upward mobility: Blacks strove to imitate whites and climb the social ladder.
(b) Segregation: Black people could enter parts of the white people's world, but they could not stay there.
(c) Desegregation: Blacks were finally able to go wherever they wanted.
(d) The author does not discuss race until the end of the Preface.

2. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(b) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(c) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(d) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.

3. How does the author view housework?
(a) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(b) As demeaning.
(c) As women's work.
(d) As extremely tiring.

4. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(b) Why do women want equality with men?
(c) When will men decide to share their power?
(d) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

2. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?

3. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

4. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

5. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

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