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. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Violence against animals.
(b) War.
(c) Parental violence.
(d) Violence in the cinema.

2. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(b) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(c) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
(d) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.

3. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As something only practiced by villains.
(b) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.
(c) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.
(d) As a symbol of life.

4. How does the author herself feel about the slow process of change and all the work that it involves?
(a) It is necessary if deeply held sexist, capitalist, imperialist beliefs are to change for the long term.
(b) Her generation will not see the effects of true change.
(c) It is extremely discouraging and tiresome for feminists who have been involved for some time.
(d) It will take less time than most people imagine.

5. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?
(a) White French feminists.
(b) Upper class black professionals.
(c) Black Americans living in a small town in Kentucky.
(d) White upper class American women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main relationship discussed in Chapter 5?

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

3. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?

4. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

5. What does the author say about the statement: "I am a feminist"?

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