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. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(b) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.
(c) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(d) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.

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

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

4. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(b) Hating one's family.
(c) Women's fears of aging.
(d) Women and schizophrenia.

5. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(b) The child protective services.
(c) Most feminists hold this view.
(d) All men.

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

2. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

3. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

(see the answer key)

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