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 was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) No one would look at her.
(d) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.

2. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Holding town hall events.
(b) Printing more pamphlets.
(c) Promoting literacy.
(d) Buying ad space on television.

3. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
(a) The central theory of her work.
(b) Her ideas about high school education for girls.
(c) A history of the feminist movement.
(d) Her mother's life story.

4. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?
(a) To create a government department overseeing women's issues.
(b) To develop a new rating system for DVDs and video games.
(c) To legalize prostitution.
(d) To end violence, especially against women.

5. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.
(b) Sexual oppression is here to stay.
(c) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.
(d) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?

2. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

3. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

4. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?

5. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?

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