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

2. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(b) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(c) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(d) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(b) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."

4. According to the author, how has the relationship between feminism and the family often been portrayed?
(a) Feminism does not seem to address this issue very clearly.
(b) Feminism is often perceived as pro-family.
(c) The family is accepted as a necessary evil.
(d) Feminism has often been portrayed as anti-family and pro-freedom.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?

2. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?

3. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

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

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

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