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 must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Men must learn non-violence.
(b) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.
(c) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(d) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.

2. In the Preface (2000), what examples does the author give of the problematic status of women in contemporary society?
(a) High poverty, high divorce rates, lack of state assistance.
(b) Low job benefits, high poverty, high divorce rates.
(c) High poverty, low status of single mothers, lack of state assistance and health care.
(d) High divorce rates, low job benefits, no enough day care.

3. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(b) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(c) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.
(d) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.

4. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?
(a) It completely ignores feminism and feminists.
(b) It trashes feminism or tells the public it is a dead movement.
(c) It creates low self-esteem in feminists.
(d) It appropriates feminist language for its own uses.

5. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
(a) Education, political beliefs, place of birth, and family name.
(b) Race, gender, income, and education.
(c) Race, weight, gender, and marital status.
(d) Height, gender, income, and place of birth.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author expresses how feminism reacts to "a political system of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy;" how does she view the state of our society today?

2. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?

3. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?

4. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

5. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?

(see the answer key)

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