Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?
(a) She does not see the relevance in trying to find a universally accepted definition.
(b) She doesn't understand why it is so difficult for people to agree on a universal definition..
(c) She says that it continues to be difficult to find a universally accepted definition.
(d) She thinks that the current definition is already adequate and people should focus on more important matters.s

2. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
(a) As a form of discipline.
(b) As a social duty to create future citizens.
(c) As a luxury.
(d) As a trap, another way the male patriarchy exercised its power.

3. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Professors are underpaid.
(b) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(c) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

4. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?
(a) It was very forceful.
(b) It was both idealistic and unrealistic.
(c) It was not idealistic enough.
(d) It was too pessimistic.

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?
(a) No advances have been made despite the best efforts of the movement.
(b) Our contemporary society has made race irrelevant.
(c) In spite of the social advances of the last few decades, this system is still entrenched; therefore, feminist work is still relevant.
(d) Feminism has completely transformed the system at all levels.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

2. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

3. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

4. Based on your overall understanding of this text, what approach is suggested by the title, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center?

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

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