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. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(b) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(c) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.
(d) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.

2. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(b) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(c) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.
(d) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.

3. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(b) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(c) At Howard in the 1970s.
(d) At UCLA in the late 1960s.

4. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
(b) Women should not nurse in public.
(c) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(d) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.

5. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.
(b) How often men use sexist language.
(c) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(d) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?

2. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

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

5. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?

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