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) Violence against animals.
(b) Violence in the cinema.
(c) Parental violence.
(d) War.

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

3. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(b) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.
(c) They do not have the time to create new models of power.
(d) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.

4. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.
(b) That to be female is to be a victim.
(c) That to be female is to be important.
(d) That women should be silent.

5. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Sisters.
(b) Naive.
(c) Spoilers.
(d) Traitors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

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

3. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

4. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

5. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?

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