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. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Gender, race, and class.
(b) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.
(c) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(d) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.

2. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Unity, modesty, and communication.
(b) Order, respect, and privacy.
(c) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(d) Support, respect, unity and community.

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

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(b) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(c) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(d) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.

5. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
(a) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.
(b) Yes, this should be part of the universal definition of feminism.
(c) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(d) The definition is too vague to be useful.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

2. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)

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

4. What would this change in language suggest?

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

(see the answer key)

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