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 support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(b) She does not support her claims with evidence.
(c) She presents statistical research.
(d) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.

2. 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 exclusively embraced in university settings.
(c) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.
(d) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

2. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

3. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

4. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

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

(see the answer key)

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