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. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(b) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(c) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(d) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.

2. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) White French feminists.
(b) White upper class American women.
(c) Upper class black professionals.
(d) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.

3. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) The child protective services.
(b) All men.
(c) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(d) Most feminists hold this view.

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(b) Male academics find the work too exclusive.
(c) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.
(d) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.
(b) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(c) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.
(d) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

2. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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