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 general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(b) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.
(c) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(d) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.

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

3. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?
(a) It is an honorable and uplifting concept.
(b) It promises to be an idea around which the feminist movement can rally.
(c) It runs the risk of promoting sexual infidelity.
(d) It is grounded in preserving the patriarchal, capitalist, individualist status quo.

4. 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 religion and age.
(d) Differences in race and class.

5. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?
(a) Gay men.
(b) Both men and women.
(c) No one.
(d) Women.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

2. Following the author's reasoning, what does a societal trend towards women identifying with and pursuing male models of power show?

3. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

4. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?

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

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