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

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

3. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(b) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(c) It would be active rather than passive.
(d) It would affirm personal identity.

4. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.
(b) That to be female is to be a victim.
(c) That women should be silent.
(d) That to be female is to be important.

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.
(b) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(c) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(d) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how has the relationship between feminism and the family often been portrayed?

2. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

3. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?

4. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

5. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

(see the answer key)

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