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 is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) Marriage.
(b) There is very little actual contact.
(c) The work environment.
(d) Absence of choices.

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

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.
(b) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.
(c) It started a riot.
(d) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Race.
(b) Feminist theory.
(c) Class and privilege.
(d) Race, class. and gender.

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(b) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(c) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.
(d) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

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

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?

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

5. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

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