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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Based on your overall understanding of this text, what approach is suggested by the title, Feminist Theory from Margin to Center?
(a) Feminism started out on the margins and now it is mainstream.
(b) Feminist theory has been simplified to gain mass appeal.
(c) Feminist theory is changed, enhanced, and expanded by voices coming from the margins.
(d) Feminism is now accepted because it includes men.
2. Besides spreading feminism and its goals, what else would be accomplished by the action promoted by the author?
(a) Less boredom and frustration.
(b) The creation of new woman-owned franchises.
(c) The dispelling of stereotypes.
(d) A better sense of current events.
3. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."
(c) Sexuality and sexual expression.
(d) Sexual harassment in the work place.
4. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?
(a) Many women have seen the writing as impractical.
(b) Younger women have been able to relate to feminist writing with more ease.
(c) Many uneducated women have been excluded.
(d) More women have been attracted to the movement.
5. Why does society-the U.S. in particular-have this kind of reaction to the process of change?
(a) Because it has nothing to compare this process to.
(b) Because its citizens are unaccustomed to having to wait for things.
(c) Because change always happens quickly in the U.S.
(d) Because people need constant entertainment.
6. Which of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of long accepted views of motherhood?
(a) It is a woman's unique gift and should be held sacred.
(b) Women should not nurse in public.
(c) The mother is the only parent capable of good parenting.
(d) The home is the only place where good parenting can occur.
7. 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.
8. 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 can enable them to resist exploitation, freeing them to transform society for the better.
(c) It will not enable them to change anything.
(d) It enables them to reinforce the patriarchal model of power.
9. What opinion does the author express regarding the connection between early feminist concepts of sexual liberty and the movement to end sexual oppression?
(a) She feels they should not be the target of conservative thinkers.
(b) She does not express an opinion but promises to discuss them together in a later book.
(c) They are not the same thing.
(d) They are very closely related.
10. 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.
11. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?
(a) As a disappointment.
(b) As an ideal kind of power.
(c) As an imitation of patriarchal models of power
(d) As a new form of slavery.
12. How does the author herself feel about the slow process of change and all the work that it involves?
(a) It is necessary if deeply held sexist, capitalist, imperialist beliefs are to change for the long term.
(b) It will take less time than most people imagine.
(c) It is extremely discouraging and tiresome for feminists who have been involved for some time.
(d) Her generation will not see the effects of true change.
13. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(b) That women do not understand money.
(c) That women should not be in positions of power.
(d) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
14. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
(a) It has kept feminist thought more localized, since word of mouth does not travel over large distances.
(b) It has limited participation in the movement to those who can read.
(c) It has made feminist thought accessible to a wider range of women.
(d) It has limited access to feminist ideas to those who own televisions.
15. Whose ideas in particular does she address?
(a) French women.
(b) Early feminists (i.e. white bourgeois women).
(c) Gay men.
(d) Characters on "I Love Lucy."
Short Answer Questions
1. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
2. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?
3. In her discussion of attitudes towards sexuality, what common problem does the author say that women and gay men share?
4. How does the author characterize the majority of feminist writing?
5. The title of Chapter Twelve, "Feminist Revolution: Development through Struggle," refers to which of the following ideas?
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