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

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

3. What did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were at college in order to find husbands.
(b) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
(c) They were not very smart.
(d) They were afraid to look at each other in class.

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.
(b) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(c) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.
(d) Male academics find the work too exclusive.

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(c) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

2. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

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

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

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

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