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

2. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.
(b) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(c) 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.
(d) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.

3. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(b) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(c) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.
(d) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.

4. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(b) It is no longer the primary social unit.
(c) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.
(d) Television has destroyed family relationships.

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 a form of empowerment.
(d) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

2. What would this change in language suggest?

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

4. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

5. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

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