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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(b) It would affirm personal identity.
(c) It would be active rather than passive.
(d) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.

2. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?
(a) Both men and women.
(b) Gay men.
(c) No one.
(d) 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) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(d) It is no longer the primary social unit.

4. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
(b) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(c) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(d) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

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