Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 2 and 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(b) To a world where women have equality with men.
(c) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(d) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.

2. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?
(a) Rita Mae Brown.
(b) Bell hooks.
(c) Leah Fritz.
(d) Betty Friedan.

3. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(b) Why do women want equality with men?
(c) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(d) When will men decide to share their power?

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

2. How does the author see feminism and the family?

3. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

4. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

5. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?

(see the answer key)

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