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Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 illiterate women.
(c) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.
(d) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.

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

4. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They try to dominate men.
(b) They develop an inferiority complex.
(c) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(d) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.

5. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?
(a) Common religion among women.
(b) Unity between women.
(c) Unity between working women.
(d) Women who share the same parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?



2. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?



3. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?



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



5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?



(see the answer key)

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