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 do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) A chance to finally be free from male desires.
(b) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(c) A more practical approach to sex.
(d) She does not say what they represent for her.

2. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) City planning.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) Religion.
(d) Politics and economics.

3. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(b) They do not have the time to create new models of power.
(c) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(d) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.

4. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?
(a) She claims that non-white, lower class women, who already have a strong sense of community may not find this definition adequate.
(b) Community is something that all women lack so it is way to define feminism.
(c) The definition is too vague to be useful.
(d) Yes, this should be part of the universal definition of feminism.

5. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?
(a) Order, respect, and privacy.
(b) Support, respect, unity and community.
(c) Order, unity, respect, and fairness.
(d) Unity, modesty, and communication.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

2. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?

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

4. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

5. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

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