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. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(b) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(c) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(d) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..

2. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
(a) Low job benefits, high poverty, high divorce rates.
(b) High poverty, low status of single mothers, lack of state assistance and health care.
(c) High divorce rates, low job benefits, no enough day care.
(d) High poverty, high divorce rates, lack of state assistance.

3. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?
(a) She refrains from commenting because she doesn't want to appear judgmental.
(b) She thinks that it is acceptable for white women but not for black women.
(c) She believes that it is the only way fro women to gain credibility and power in society.
(d) She disagrees strongly with this definition of feminism because it sustains the current patriarchal system.

4. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?
(a) They are both capable of sexual oppression and violence against women, whether sexual or non-sexual.
(b) They both stand to lose power as a result of feminism.
(c) They are not the same in the author's view.
(d) They both do not want women to be strong and assertive.

5. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?
(a) Nothing happens to women; they are not influenced by social attitudes.
(b) There is no proof that social attitudes affect individual choices.
(c) Women can simply imitate men and these views will not affect them.
(d) Women can absorb these views and manifest them in their lives in negative ways.

Short Answer Questions

1. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

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

3. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?

4. According to the author, how has the relationship between feminism and the family often been portrayed?

5. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?

(see the answer key)

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