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. How does the author view housework?
(a) As extremely tiring.
(b) As demeaning.
(c) As creative and life-affirming-sometimes more so than work outside the home.
(d) As women's work.

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

3. What were black women mostly encouraged to talk about in the early days of the feminist movement.
(a) Race.
(b) Feminist theory.
(c) Class and privilege.
(d) Race, class. and gender.

4. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?
(a) Ingrained sexist thought.
(b) Television narratives.
(c) Groundbreaking theories of motherhood.
(d) Liberal thought.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."

2. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

3. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

4. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?

5. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

(see the answer key)

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