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. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Race, class. and gender.
(b) Class and privilege.
(c) Feminist theory.
(d) Race.

2. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
(b) Race, gender, income, and education.
(c) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.
(d) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.

3. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(c) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(d) It means that they are traitors to their gender.

4. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Sexual oppression is here to stay.
(b) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.
(c) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.
(d) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.

5. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(b) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(c) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(d) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

3. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

4. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?

5. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

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