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. What is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?
(a) She finds them to be unjustified.
(b) Actually, she does not see anything wrong with them.
(c) She suggests that they support sexist, patriarchal attitudes towards women.
(d) She thinks they have a lot to do with insecurity around men.

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

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."

4. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?
(a) Artistic inspiration.
(b) A love of adventure.
(c) A sense of victimization.
(d) Desire for greater affluence.

5. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?
(a) Looking at the interlocking nature of race, class, and gender.
(b) Accepting men into the movement.
(c) Looking back at women's history.
(d) Creating women's studies departments in universities.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

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

3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

4. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

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

(see the answer key)

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