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

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

3. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?
(a) They should not provide food for the children's lunches.
(b) They should be run exclusively by women.
(c) They should be staffed by workers of both genders.
(d) They should be run with discipline and order.

4. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?
(a) One is more necessary to the movement than the other.
(b) Both are necessary to the movement.
(c) They should learn to stand i the other groups shoes.
(d) They need to take turns being in charge.

5. What is the author's opinion of the early feminist belief about creating change?
(a) It was very forceful.
(b) It was too pessimistic.
(c) It was not idealistic enough.
(d) It was both idealistic and unrealistic.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

2. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?

3. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

4. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

5. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

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