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. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between younger and older women.
(b) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(c) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(d) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.

2. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.
(b) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.
(c) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(d) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.

3. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?
(a) That women do not necessarily experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women lack the ability to develop their own models.
(c) That women are just as capable as men.
(d) It does not really show us anything one way or the other.

4. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) Politics and economics.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) City planning.
(d) Religion.

5. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women do not understand money.
(b) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(c) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

2. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

3. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?

4. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

5. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

(see the answer key)

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