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. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(b) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(c) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(d) To a world where women have equality with men.

2. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(b) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(c) An rare example of working class writing.
(d) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.

3. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Men.
(b) Women of color.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(d) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

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

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

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

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

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