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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must become more intellectual.
(b) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(c) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.
(d) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.

2. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(b) Looking back at women's history.
(c) Accepting men into the movement.
(d) Creating women's studies departments in universities.

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.
(b) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(c) It started a riot.
(d) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.

4. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Women of color.
(b) Men.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.

5. 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?
(a) Race, then size.
(b) Gender, then race.
(c) Race, then gender.
(d) Gender, then size.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

5. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

(see the answer key)

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