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 first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(b) A history of the feminist movement.
(c) Her mother's life story.
(d) The central theory of her work.

2. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.
(b) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.
(c) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(d) Men must learn non-violence.

3. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were openly embraced.
(b) They were completely ignored.
(c) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(d) They were seen as disorganized.

4. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.
(a) The oppressor.
(b) Friends of the cause.
(c) Comrades in struggle.
(d) Enemy number one.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

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

3. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

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

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

(see the answer key)

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