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. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.
(b) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(c) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(d) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.

2. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.
(a) their mentors.
(b) white men.
(c) their mothers.
(d) their best friends.

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

4. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(b) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(c) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(d) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.

5. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(b) Between women from different universities.
(c) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(d) Only between women from different social classes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?

2. What would this change in language suggest?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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