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. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(b) Women of color.
(c) Men.
(d) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.

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

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(d) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.

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

5. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a radical revolution.
(b) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(c) As a collective Marxist movement.
(d) As a separatist movement.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

3. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?

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

5. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

(see the answer key)

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