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. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?
(a) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.
(b) Through solidarity in the face of all forms of oppression.
(c) Through sustained debate.
(d) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.

2. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) Racial ignorance.
(b) White supremacy.
(c) White privilege.
(d) Regression.

3. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(b) Because it fosters pride among feminists.
(c) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.
(d) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.

4. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(b) Women and schizophrenia.
(c) Hating one's family.
(d) Women's fears of aging.

5. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Howard in the 1970s.
(b) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(c) At UCLA in the late 1960s.
(d) At Brown in the early 1980s.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?

2. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)

3. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

4. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

5. How does the author see feminism and the family?

(see the answer key)

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