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. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were openly embraced.
(b) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(c) They were completely ignored.
(d) They were seen as disorganized.

2. 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.

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

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

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) Upper class black professionals.
(c) White French feminists.
(d) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.

Short Answer Questions

1. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

2. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

3. 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?

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

5. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

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