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. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(b) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(c) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.
(d) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.

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

3. 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 world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(b) To a world where women have equality with men.
(c) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(d) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.

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

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(b) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(c) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(d) She believes that her ideas are too radical.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

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

4. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

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

(see the answer key)

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