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

2. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) Illiterate women.
(b) Housewives.
(c) College women.
(d) Middle class women.

3. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) When will men decide to share their power?
(b) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?
(c) Why do women want equality with men?
(d) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?

4. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Gay men.
(b) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).
(c) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
(d) French women.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?

2. Which elements define the ideal family for the author?

3. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?

4. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?

5. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

(see the answer key)

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