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 potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?
(a) It can undermine family stability.
(b) It can help maintain the traditional structure of the Western family.
(c) It can transform the family in very positive ways.
(d) It can draw attention away from the family towards more important things.

2. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(c) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(d) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."

3. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?
(a) Feminists should focus on gender issues first and then address problems like classism.
(b) She does not think that prejudices can be prioritized one over the other.
(c) People should prioritize whatever prejudice is most relevant to their lives.
(d) Feminists should look to their community leaders for guidance on how to prioritize their actions against different forms of prejudice.

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.
(b) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.
(c) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.
(d) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.
(b) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.
(c) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(d) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?

2. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

3. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?

4. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

5. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

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