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

2. 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) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.
(c) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(d) It started a riot.

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

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a separatist movement.
(b) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(c) As a radical revolution.
(d) As a collective Marxist movement.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

2. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?

3. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

4. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

5. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

(see the answer key)

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