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

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
(b) They were afraid to look at each other in class.
(c) They were at college in order to find husbands.
(d) They were not very smart.

3. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(b) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.
(c) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(d) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.

4. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(b) White French feminists.
(c) White upper class American women.
(d) Upper class black professionals.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

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

5. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

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