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

2. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(b) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(c) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(d) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.

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

4. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Race, gender, income, and education.
(b) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
(c) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.
(d) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.

5. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White privilege.
(b) Racial ignorance.
(c) White supremacy.
(d) Regression.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

2. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

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

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

5. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

(see the answer key)

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