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. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) Make new friends.
(b) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(c) Be more like white feminists.
(d) To get more work.

2. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?
(a) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.
(b) Through solidarity in the face of all forms of oppression.
(c) Through sustained debate.
(d) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.

3. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.
(b) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.
(c) Sexual oppression is here to stay.
(d) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.

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

5. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.
(a) The belief that men were like children.
(b) The belief that all men were the enemy.
(c) The belief that men were unimportant.
(d) The belief that men were role models.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

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

4. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?

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

(see the answer key)

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