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 does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(b) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(c) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(d) She worries that it is not forceful enough.

2. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(b) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(c) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(d) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.

3. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.
(b) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.
(c) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.
(d) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.

4. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Spoilers.
(b) Naive.
(c) Sisters.
(d) Traitors.

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(b) No one would look at her.
(c) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(d) Everyone was really open-minded.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would this change in language suggest?

2. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

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

4. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

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

(see the answer key)

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