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

2. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As a form of empowerment.
(b) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(c) As less important than class.
(d) As less important than race.

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

4. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Bell hooks.
(d) Leah Fritz.

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(b) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(c) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(d) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?

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