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

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(d) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.

3. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Class and privilege.
(b) Feminist theory.
(c) Race, class. and gender.
(d) Race.

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

5. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Rita Mae Brown.
(b) Leah Fritz.
(c) Betty Friedan.
(d) Benjamin Barber.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

3. What would this change in language suggest?

4. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

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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