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. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
(a) Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
(b) Feminism must become more intellectual.
(c) Feminism must exclude men from the movement.
(d) People involved in feminism must reject the popular media.

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

3. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(b) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(c) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(d) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.

4. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(b) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(c) Mostly between countries at war.
(d) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.

5. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) How often men use sexist language.
(b) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(c) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.
(d) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

2. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

3. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?

4. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?

5. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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