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 reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?
(a) They work all the time.
(b) They need further political education.
(c) They have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.
(d) They have met with a lot of defeat.

2. 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.

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?
(a) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(b) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(c) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.
(d) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.

4. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?
(a) Unrestricted heterosexual relations.
(b) Same sex relations.
(c) Abstinence.
(d) Ending sexual oppression and sexism.

5. 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?
(a) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(b) Between women from different universities.
(c) Only between women from different social classes.
(d) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.

Short Answer Questions

1. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

3. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?

5. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

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