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. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.
(b) Because people need constant entertainment.
(c) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.
(d) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.

2. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.
(b) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(c) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(d) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.

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) Some white feminists rejected their ideas but most did not.
(b) Sometimes their ideas inspired new understanding and growth in the movement.
(c) Black women were always seen as a threat to the movement.
(d) Black feminists' ideas about class were accepted, but not their ideas about race.

4. Overall, what does the author think about the effects of the feminist movement?
(a) The feminist movement has not changed the educational landscape.
(b) It has not done enough to reach out to both genders.
(c) The movement has had positive effects, but mostly in the academic world.
(d) It has created amazing changes in the lives of girls and boys, and women and men.

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?
(a) She is determined to promote the traditional family structure.
(b) She believes that it will help attract more men to the movement.
(c) She wants to dispel anti-family myths and propose a definition of feminism from within that takes the family unit as the foundation of a compassionate society.
(d) She is tired of being accused of ignoring this important issue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

2. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?

4. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?

5. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

(see the answer key)

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