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 have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.
(b) They work all the time.
(c) They have met with a lot of defeat.
(d) They need further political education.

2. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.
(b) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.
(c) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(d) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.

3. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) She does not say what they represent for her.
(b) A chance to finally be free from male desires.
(c) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(d) A more practical approach to sex.

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

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(b) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.
(c) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(d) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?

2. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?

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

4. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?

5. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.

(see the answer key)

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