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) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(b) Between women from different universities.
(c) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(d) Only between women from different social classes.

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

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

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(b) The central theory of her work.
(c) A history of the feminist movement.
(d) Her mother's life story.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

2. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?

3. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?

4. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.

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

(see the answer key)

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