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. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a teen agenda.
(b) As as a class agenda.
(c) As a feminist agenda.
(d) As a dilemma.

2. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.
(b) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(c) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.
(d) It is an innate part of male biology.

3. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(c) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(d) They felt it was less important than education.

4. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(b) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(c) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(d) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.

5. How does the author view housework?
(a) As extremely tiring.
(b) As women's work.
(c) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(d) As demeaning.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

2. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?

3. What is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?

4. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?

5. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

(see the answer key)

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