Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) War.
(b) Violence against animals.
(c) Parental violence.
(d) Violence in the cinema.

2. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) It does not come up in her discussion at all.
(b) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(c) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(d) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.

3. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) Religion.
(b) Politics and economics.
(c) City planning.
(d) Instituting new national holidays.

4. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From the margins.
(b) From an elite position.
(c) From a religious perspective.
(d) From a foreign perspective.

5. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?
(a) Women are more violent as teenagers.
(b) Women are actually more violent than men.
(c) Women also have a capacity for violence and many condone and advocate war.
(d) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

2. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

3. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

4. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?

5. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

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