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. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Only between women from different social classes.
(b) Between women from different universities.
(c) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(d) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.

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

3. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?
(a) Most men are unable to truly support feminism.
(b) Sexism is not perpetuated by educated men.
(c) Men are no longer sexist.
(d) All men support and perpetuate sexism and sexist oppression in one form or another.

4. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?
(a) She does not feel that women have become desensitized to violence.
(b) Its prevalence in the media.
(c) Their families.
(d) Its use in everyday language.

5. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They do not have the time to create new models of power.
(b) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(c) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(d) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?

2. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?

3. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

5. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?

(see the answer key)

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