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. 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 believe that they are capable of good parenting.
(b) Men should be the breadwinners, not the caregivers.
(c) Parenting must also take place outside the home.
(d) Men must be encouraged to practice parenting.

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

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) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(b) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(c) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(d) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.

4. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Teachers.
(b) White upper class men.
(c) Men and women.
(d) Men.

5. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That women should be silent.
(b) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.
(c) That to be female is to be a victim.
(d) That to be female is to be important.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?

2. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?

3. What would this change in language suggest?

4. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?

5. 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?

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