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 view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
(b) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(c) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
(d) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.

2. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.
(b) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.
(c) She finds the definition to vague.
(d) She thinks it is immoral.

3. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Rita Mae Brown.
(b) Leah Fritz.
(c) Benjamin Barber.
(d) Betty Friedan.

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(b) It is an innate part of male biology.
(c) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.
(d) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(d) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

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

3. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?

4. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?

5. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

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