Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.
(b) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(c) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(d) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(b) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(c) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(d) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.

4. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?
(a) Parenting must also take place outside the home.
(b) Men must be encouraged to practice parenting.
(c) Men should be the breadwinners, not the caregivers.
(d) Men must be encouraged to believe that they are capable of good parenting.

5. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) No one would look at her.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(d) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would this change in language suggest?

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

3. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

4. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

(see the answer key)

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