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. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(b) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(c) It would be active rather than passive.
(d) It would affirm personal identity.

2. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?
(a) From a religious perspective.
(b) From the margins.
(c) From a foreign perspective.
(d) From an elite position.

3. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) People need to try new career paths.
(b) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(c) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(d) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.

4. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?
(a) She does not see any relationship between the two.
(b) Traditional beliefs about the family and the relationships within it are grounded in ll the other forms of discrimination at work in American society.
(c) She credits changes in society with destroying the traditional family structure.
(d) She thinks that the family is a haven from society.

5. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?
(a) In university sororities.
(b) Inside factories and in union meeting halls.
(c) In beauty parlors.
(d) In the corridors of the educated elite.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

2. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

3. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

4. What do these accepted beliefs about motherhood manifest for the author?

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

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