Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(b) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(c) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(d) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.

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

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a separatist movement.
(b) As a collective Marxist movement.
(c) As a radical revolution.
(d) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.

5. 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?
(a) Race, then gender.
(b) Race, then size.
(c) Gender, then size.
(d) Gender, then race.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

2. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

4. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

5. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

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