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. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(b) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(c) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(d) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Intellectual and illiterate.
(b) Margin and center.
(c) Liberal and conservative.
(d) Inside and outside.

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

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

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must become more intellectual.
(b) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(c) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.
(d) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

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

5. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?

(see the answer key)

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