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) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(c) No one would look at her.
(d) Everyone was really open-minded.

2. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?
(a) It can transform the family in very positive ways.
(b) It can help maintain the traditional structure of the Western family.
(c) It can draw attention away from the family towards more important things.
(d) It can undermine family stability.

3. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Creating women's studies departments in universities.
(b) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(c) Accepting men into the movement.
(d) Looking back at women's history.

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) A history of the feminist movement.
(b) Her mother's life story.
(c) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(d) The central theory of her work.

5. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(b) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(c) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.
(d) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

3. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?

4. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?

5. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

(see the answer key)

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