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 characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(b) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(c) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(d) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.

2. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From a religious perspective.
(b) From a foreign perspective.
(c) From an elite position.
(d) From the margins.

3. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(d) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.

4. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) No one would look at her.
(d) White women did not treat women of color as equals.

5. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(b) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(c) To a world where women have equality with men.
(d) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

2. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

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

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.

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

(see the answer key)

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