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

2. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Race, gender, income, and education.
(b) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
(c) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.
(d) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.

3. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?
(a) Segregation: Black people could enter parts of the white people's world, but they could not stay there.
(b) Desegregation: Blacks were finally able to go wherever they wanted.
(c) The author does not discuss race until the end of the Preface.
(d) Upward mobility: Blacks strove to imitate whites and climb the social ladder.

4. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(b) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(c) No one would look at her.
(d) Everyone was really open-minded.

5. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Margin and center.
(b) Inside and outside.
(c) Intellectual and illiterate.
(d) Liberal and conservative.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

4. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

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

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