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. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(b) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(c) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(d) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.

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

3. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?
(a) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.
(b) Through solidarity in the face of all forms of oppression.
(c) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.
(d) Through sustained debate.

4. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, respect, and privacy.
(b) Unity, modesty, and communication.
(c) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(d) Support, respect, unity and community.

5. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(b) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(c) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.
(d) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

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

4. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

5. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?

(see the answer key)

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