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. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(b) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(c) The tension between younger and older women.
(d) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.

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

3. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?
(a) It destroys less powerful women's chances.
(b) It perpetuates the very sexism they claim to strive against.
(c) It reverses gender roles in a positive way.
(d) It makes men extremely jealous.

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.
(b) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.
(c) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.
(d) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?

2. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?

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

4. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

5. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?

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