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. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(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 black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.

2. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) Be more like white feminists.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) To get more work.
(d) To expand the basis of feminist thought.

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

4. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(b) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(c) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(d) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.

5. 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?
(a) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(b) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.
(c) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.
(d) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

2. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?

3. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

4. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

5. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?

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