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 author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?
(a) Gender, race, and class.
(b) Her alma mater, her first job, and who she marries.
(c) Her race, her gender, and who she marries.
(d) Who she marries, her appearance, and her family name.

2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(b) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(c) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(d) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.

3. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(b) Men.
(c) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.
(d) Women of color.

4. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(b) White upper class American women.
(c) Upper class black professionals.
(d) White French feminists.

5. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?
(a) Differences in religion and age.
(b) Differences in age and profession.
(c) Differences in race and class.
(d) Whether men were married or single.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author see feminism and the family?

3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

4. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

5. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

(see the answer key)

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