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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(c) That women do not understand money.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

2. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(b) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(c) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(d) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.

3. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(b) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.
(c) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(d) They frowned on discussing violence at all.

4. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."
(a) Sexual harassment in the work place.
(b) Pornography.
(c) Prostitution.
(d) Sexuality and sexual expression.

5. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.
(b) Less boredom and frustration.
(c) The dispelling of stereotypes.
(d) A better sense of current events.

6. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) College women.
(b) Middle class women.
(c) Housewives.
(d) Illiterate women.

7. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
(b) Gay men.
(c) French women.
(d) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).

8. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?
(a) They need further political education.
(b) They have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.
(c) They have met with a lot of defeat.
(d) They work all the time.

9. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to take more business classes.
(b) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.
(c) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(d) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.

10. What do early feminist concepts of sexual liberty represent for the author?
(a) A chance to finally be free from male desires.
(b) She does not say what they represent for her.
(c) Another manifestation of women adopting male-defined, heterosexist attitudes.
(d) A more practical approach to sex.

11. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
(a) As a form of discipline.
(b) As a luxury.
(c) As a social duty to create future citizens.
(d) As a trap, another way the male patriarchy exercised its power.

12. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly on the interpersonal level.
(b) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(c) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(d) Mostly between countries at war.

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

14. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?
(a) They wanted more discussion of career possibilities.
(b) They agreed with it.
(c) Work was not part of their list of concerns at the time.
(d) It alienated them from feminism.

15. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(b) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(c) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's opinion about the two different groups and how they function?

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

3. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

4. Overall, what is the author's approach to presenting feminist ideas in this book?

5. Based on your overall understanding of this text, what approach is suggested by the title, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center?

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