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. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) The child protective services.
(b) All men.
(c) Most feminists hold this view.
(d) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.

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

3. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?
(a) As something negative.
(b) As a luxury.
(c) As a rejection of femininity.
(d) As something to strive for.

4. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(d) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.

5. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It destroys less powerful women's chances.
(b) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(c) It makes men extremely jealous.
(d) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?

2. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

3. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?

4. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?

5. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?

(see the answer key)

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