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 does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?
(a) This statement allows women to feel more empowered and gain more respect.
(b) She says it may imply a rigid us vs. them mentality or belief system.
(c) She worries that it is not forceful enough.
(d) She does not think that women want to back up the statement with actions.

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

3. Who must be retrained in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men.
(b) White upper class men.
(c) Men and women.
(d) Teachers.

4. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) Racial ignorance.
(b) Regression.
(c) White privilege.
(d) White supremacy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

2. What qualities does the author promote in this final chapter on change via the feminist movement?

3. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?

4. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

5. Why does the author spend time talking about the relationship between feminism and the family?

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