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 has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(b) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(c) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(d) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.

2. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(c) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(d) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."

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

4. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(b) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(c) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(d) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.

5. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Women of color.
(b) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Men.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

2. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

3. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

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

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

(see the answer key)

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