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

2. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Middle-class women.
(b) Working-class women.
(c) Expatriates living abroad.
(d) Middle-class white women.

3. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(b) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(c) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(d) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

2. 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?

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

4. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

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

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