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. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) An rare example of working class writing.
(b) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(c) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(d) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.

2. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(b) They can accept it as a necessary evil.
(c) They should focus on more important things.
(d) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.

3. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?
(a) At Stanford in the 1970s.
(b) At Brown in the early 1980s.
(c) At Howard in the 1970s.
(d) At UCLA in the late 1960s.

4. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.
(b) Prejudices against rich women.
(c) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(d) Prejudices against illiterate women.

5. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?
(a) All men support and perpetuate sexism and sexist oppression in one form or another.
(b) Men are no longer sexist.
(c) Sexism is not perpetuated by educated men.
(d) Most men are unable to truly support feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the definition of feminism proposed by the author?

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

3. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?

4. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

5. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

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