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. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(b) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(c) Looking back at women's history.
(d) Accepting men into the movement.

2. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(b) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(c) At Howard in the 1970s.
(d) At UCLA in the late 1960s.

3. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?
(a) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.
(b) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.
(c) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(d) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.

4. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(b) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(c) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(d) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.

5. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From an elite position.
(b) From a religious perspective.
(c) From a foreign perspective.
(d) From the margins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

2. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

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

4. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

5. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?

(see the answer key)

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