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. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

2. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From an elite position.
(b) From a religious perspective.
(c) From the margins.
(d) From a foreign perspective.

3. 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.

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her mother's life story.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) A history of the feminist movement.
(d) Her ideas about high school education for girls.

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(c) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(d) It means that they are traitors to their gender.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

2. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

3. 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?

4. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

5. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

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