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. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(b) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
(c) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(d) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.

2. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.
(b) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(c) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(d) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.

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

4. What are some of the biggest challenges to sisterhood?
(a) Global warming, politics, and religion.
(b) Unfair business practices.
(c) There used to be challenges but they have lessened.
(d) Racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.

5. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men.
(b) Teachers.
(c) White upper class men.
(d) Men and women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

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. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?

5. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

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