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. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to take more business classes.
(b) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(c) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.
(d) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.

2. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(b) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(c) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(d) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(b) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.
(c) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.
(d) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.
(b) Male academics find the work too exclusive.
(c) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(d) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

2. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?

3. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?

4. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

5. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

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