Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 and 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(b) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(c) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(d) To a world where women have equality with men.

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 upper class American women.
(b) White French feminists.
(c) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(d) Upper class black professionals.

3. 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 is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(c) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(d) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.

4. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Naive.
(b) Spoilers.
(c) Traitors.
(d) Sisters.

5. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As less important than race.
(b) As less important than class.
(c) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(d) As a form of empowerment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

2. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

3. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?

4. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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