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. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?
(a) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(b) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.
(c) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(d) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.

2. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(b) As a form of empowerment.
(c) As less important than class.
(d) As less important than race.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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

3. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

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

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

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