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

2. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(b) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.
(c) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(d) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.

3. What ideas about parenting does the author initially discuss?
(a) Parenting in American television sitcoms.
(b) Feminist ideas about parenting.
(c) European ideas of parenting.
(d) Same sex couples' ideas about parenting.

4. According to the author, tensions about motherhood existed between which two schools of thought?
(a) Between early feminist thinking and traditional conception of motherhood.
(b) Between doctors and midwives.
(c) Between Americans and Europeans.
(d) Between feminists and civil rights activists.

5. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) It alienated them from feminism.
(b) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(c) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(d) They agreed with it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

2. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?

3. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?

4. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?

5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

(see the answer key)

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