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

2. 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) Working-class women.
(c) Middle-class women.
(d) Middle-class white women.

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

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her mother's life story.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(d) A history of the feminist movement.

5. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.
(a) white men.
(b) their mentors.
(c) their mothers.
(d) their best friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

2. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

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

5. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

(see the answer key)

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