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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?
(a) It will enable them to keep their jobs.
(b) It will not enable them to change anything.
(c) It enables them to reinforce the patriarchal model of power.
(d) It can enable them to resist exploitation, freeing them to transform society for the better.

2. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?
(a) Hatred of women, especially the mother.
(b) Imperialism, power, and a hierarchy of control.
(c) Insecurity.
(d) Sexual inadequacy.

3. How did early (upper middle class, white) feminists regard work?
(a) They saw it as an added burden to the childcare they were already doing.
(b) Work outside the home was equated with freedom from male oppression.
(c) They wanted to work but did not want to compete with men in the professions.
(d) They felt it was less important than education.

4. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) Via the radio.
(b) By word of mouth.
(c) Through television commercials.
(d) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).

5. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Parental violence.
(b) War.
(c) Violence against animals.
(d) Violence in the cinema.

6. What was the early feminist belief about creating change according to the author?
(a) That demanding necessary change and pointing out areas for that change would be enough to make it happen.
(b) That armed resistance was the only way to achieve true change.
(c) That change would not take place for another generation.
(d) It would happen once women took over the media.

7. Why did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to early feminist views on work as they did?
(a) They hoped to create strategies for career advancement.
(b) They were already working and new it was not the ideal situation that others imagined.
(c) They felt that the work they wanted would never be available.
(d) They wanted to be included in the movement.

8. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.
(b) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(c) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(d) It does not come up in her discussion at all.

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

10. What aspects of society, for example, would women be able to work towards changing if they were freed from exploitation.
(a) Politics and economics.
(b) Instituting new national holidays.
(c) City planning.
(d) Religion.

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

12. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?
(a) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in men.
(b) Armed struggle.
(c) An understanding of the socio-political systems that give rise to and perpetuate sexist attitudes.
(d) A concerted and sustained effort to change sexist attitudes in women.

13. 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.

14. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As something only practiced by villains.
(b) As a symbol of life.
(c) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.
(d) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.

15. Based on your overall understanding of this text, what approach is suggested by the title, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center?
(a) Feminist theory has been simplified to gain mass appeal.
(b) Feminism started out on the margins and now it is mainstream.
(c) Feminist theory is changed, enhanced, and expanded by voices coming from the margins.
(d) Feminism is now accepted because it includes men.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?

3. In the author's view, what is the result, or effect, of some successful feminists' particular relationship with power?

4. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?

5. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

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