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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The subject of feminism cannot ground which of the following, according to Butler?
(a) Post-feminist politics.
(b) Feminine identity.
(c) Masculine identity.
(d) Feminist politics.

2. Butler believes that coalitions should be which of the following?
(a) More open.
(b) Less open.
(c) Ignored.
(d) Disappearing.

3. To Butler, looking for sexed nature prior to culture is a result of which of the following?
(a) Low intelligence.
(b) Good intentions.
(c) High intelligence.
(d) Bad intentions.

4. Butler makes the claim that what type of genders produce coherence and continuity?
(a) Constructed.
(b) Incoherent.
(c) Concrete.
(d) Intelligible.

5. According to Butler, insisting that unity of coalition requires totalizing a set of identity will undermine which of the following?
(a) Solidarity.
(b) Feminism.
(c) Representation.
(d) Identity.

6. Butler claims that women are often identified with which of the following terms?
(a) Faith.
(b) Feminism.
(c) Sex.
(d) Motherhood.

7. Butler describes the presumed existing feminine identity as which of the following?
(a) Political.
(b) Woman.
(c) Childish.
(d) Masculine.

8. Butler describes which of these as not being inevitable?
(a) Matriarchy.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Patriarchy.

9. The process of construction, as described by Butler, is which of the following?
(a) False.
(b) Unified.
(c) Simple.
(d) Complex.

10. Without recourse to some idea of power, which does Butler believe cannot be achieved?
(a) Feminism.
(b) Liberation.
(c) Power discourse.
(d) Society.

11. Which is true, according to Foucault?
(a) Societal mechanisms are more important than identity.
(b) Requirements precede identity.
(c) Society does not impact identity.
(d) Entrapping assumptions are necessary.

12. According to Butler, coalitions effectively promote which of the following?
(a) Masculinity.
(b) Solidarity.
(c) Gender roles.
(d) Feminism.

13. Butler insists that unity is not necessary for which to be effective?
(a) Education.
(b) Political action.
(c) Foundationalism.
(d) Feminism.

14. Butler's thesis is that well-defined and unified categories of women undermine the ability to represent which of the following?
(a) Children.
(b) Men.
(c) Women.
(d) Politics.

15. Butler says that which group can appropriate the idea of sexual difference?
(a) Feminists.
(b) Theorists.
(c) Women.
(d) Masculinists.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Butler, what can exist outside power discourse?

2. According to Butler, what makes feminist discourse circular?

3. What did Levi-Strauss consider the totality and closure of?

4. Beauvoir thinks that masculine discourse is which of the following?

5. What is the first effect of counterexamples of well-defined concepts, as pointed out by Butler?

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