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 did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?
(a) Differences in age and profession.
(b) Whether men were married or single.
(c) Differences in race and class.
(d) Differences in religion and age.

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) Male academics find the work too exclusive.
(b) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(c) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.
(d) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.

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

4. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?
(a) It makes feminists appear more organized.
(b) It provides direction for newcomers to the movement.
(c) Because it fosters pride among feminists.
(d) Because it helps to combat negative stereotypes placed on it from without, and it can create growth within the movement.

5. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?
(a) Artistic inspiration.
(b) Desire for greater affluence.
(c) A sense of victimization.
(d) A love of adventure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

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

3. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

4. What will happen if people follow the course of action regarding beliefs about motherhood proposed by the author?

5. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?

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