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. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
(a) High poverty, high divorce rates, lack of state assistance.
(b) Low job benefits, high poverty, high divorce rates.
(c) High divorce rates, low job benefits, no enough day care.
(d) High poverty, low status of single mothers, lack of state assistance and health care.

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(c) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Liberal and conservative.
(b) Inside and outside.
(c) Margin and center.
(d) Intellectual and illiterate.

4. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White supremacy.
(b) Regression.
(c) Racial ignorance.
(d) White privilege.

5. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.
(b) As something only practiced by villains.
(c) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.
(d) As a symbol of life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

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

3. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

4. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

5. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?

(see the answer key)

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