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 name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Sisters.
(b) Traitors.
(c) Spoilers.
(d) Naive.

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

3. What qualities does the author promote in this final chapter on change via the feminist movement?
(a) Aggression and intellectual aptitude.
(b) Suspicion and perseverance.
(c) Patience and active struggle.
(d) Patience and submission.

4. What would this change in language suggest?
(a) It would suggest belief and participation in social action for change, rather than a confrontational approach.
(b) It would affirm personal identity.
(c) It would make the idea of belonging to a movement more visible.
(d) It would be active rather than passive.

5. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) City planning.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) Politics and economics.
(d) Religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

2. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

3. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?

4. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

5. Based on your overall understanding of this text, what approach is suggested by the title, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center?

(see the answer key)

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