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 author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Gender, race, and class.
(b) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.
(c) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(d) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.

2. 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.

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

4. 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 means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(c) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(d) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

2. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

3. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

4. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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

(see the answer key)

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