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. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."

2. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.
(b) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.
(c) Because people need constant entertainment.
(d) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.

3. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?
(a) They hoped to create strategies for career advancement.
(b) They felt that the work they wanted would never be available.
(c) They were already working and new it was not the ideal situation that others imagined.
(d) They wanted to be included in the movement.

4. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(b) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(c) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.
(d) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.

5. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) It would happen once women took over the media.
(b) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.
(c) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.
(d) That change would not take place for another generation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

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

3. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

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