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 Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Middle-class white women.
(b) Expatriates living abroad.
(c) Working-class women.
(d) Middle-class women.

2. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She does not support her claims with evidence.
(b) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(c) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.
(d) She presents statistical research.

3. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a radical revolution.
(b) As a separatist movement.
(c) As a collective Marxist movement.
(d) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.

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

5. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She finds the definition to vague.
(b) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.
(c) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.
(d) She thinks it is immoral.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

2. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?

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

4. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

5. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

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