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. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(b) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(c) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(d) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
(b) They were not very smart.
(c) They were at college in order to find husbands.
(d) They were afraid to look at each other in class.

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

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

5. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world where women have equality with men.
(b) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(c) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(d) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

2. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

3. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

4. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)

5. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

(see the answer key)

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