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

2. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(b) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(c) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(d) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.

3. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.
(a) white men.
(b) their mentors.
(c) their mothers.
(d) their best friends.

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

5. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Class and marital status.
(b) Gender and race.
(c) Genetics and the role of the family.
(d) Race and class.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

5. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?

(see the answer key)

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