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. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Between women from different universities.
(b) Only between women from different social classes.
(c) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(d) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.

2. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(b) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.
(c) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.
(d) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.

3. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) There is very little actual contact.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Absence of choices.
(d) The work environment.

4. 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 of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(c) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(d) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.

5. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White privilege.
(b) Regression.
(c) Racial ignorance.
(d) White supremacy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?

2. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

3. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

4. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

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

(see the answer key)

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