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. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(b) They were completely ignored.
(c) They were seen as disorganized.
(d) They were openly embraced.

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(b) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(c) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

3. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) When will men decide to share their power?
(b) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(c) Why do women want equality with men?
(d) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?

4. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In beauty parlors.
(b) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(c) In the corridors of the educated elite.
(d) In university sororities.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?

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

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

4. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

5. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

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