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. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They felt it was less important than education.
(b) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(c) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(d) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.

2. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) White French feminists.
(b) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(c) Upper class black professionals.
(d) White upper class American women.

3. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between feminists and civil rights activists.
(b) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.
(c) Between doctors and midwives.
(d) Between Americans and Europeans.

4. According to the author, how has the relationship between feminism and the family often been portrayed?
(a) Feminism is often perceived as pro-family.
(b) The family is accepted as a necessary evil.
(c) Feminism has often been portrayed as anti-family and pro-freedom.
(d) Feminism does not seem to address this issue very clearly.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

2. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

3. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

4. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

5. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

(see the answer key)

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