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. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?
(a) Leah Fritz.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Benjamin Barber.
(d) Betty Friedan.

2. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(b) Most feminists hold this view.
(c) All men.
(d) The child protective services.

3. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(b) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(c) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(d) She worries that it is not forceful enough.

4. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) In the corridors of the educated elite.
(c) In university sororities.
(d) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.

5. For the author, which two main terms had been left out of feminist discussions when she first published her book?
(a) Class and marital status.
(b) Genetics and the role of the family.
(c) Gender and race.
(d) Race and class.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

3. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

4. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

5. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

(see the answer key)

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