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. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(b) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(c) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(d) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.

2. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(b) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.
(c) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(d) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were openly embraced.
(b) They were completely ignored.
(c) They were seen as disorganized.
(d) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.

4. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(b) Women and schizophrenia.
(c) Women's fears of aging.
(d) Hating one's family.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

3. 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?

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

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

(see the answer key)

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