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 the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.
(b) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(c) It started a riot.
(d) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.

2. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(b) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.
(c) Feminism must become more intellectual.
(d) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.

3. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Leah Fritz.
(d) Benjamin Barber.

4. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Feminist theory.
(b) Race.
(c) Class and privilege.
(d) Race, class. and gender.

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She wants to dispel anti-family myths and propose a definition of feminism from within that takes the family unit as the foundation of a compassionate society.
(b) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(c) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(d) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

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

3. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

4. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

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

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