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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Butler lean toward in terms of gender asymmetry?
(a) Lacan.
(b) Beauvoir.
(c) Irigaray.
(d) Freud.

2. What are theories referred to that produce ideas of social mechanisms of power?
(a) Post-structuralist.
(b) Post-political.
(c) Post-masculinity.
(d) Post-feminist.

3. Which of the following adjectives does Butler use to describe oppression?
(a) Faithless.
(b) Institutionalized.
(c) Stubborn.
(d) Inactive.

4. Butler believed that the definition of what word should be permanently deferred?
(a) Sexuality.
(b) Gender.
(c) Sex.
(d) Woman.

5. Some sexuality is enhanced by which of the following, according to Butler?
(a) Society.
(b) Illness.
(c) Feminism.
(d) Law.

6. Butler says that the idea of woman may obscure which of the following?
(a) Truth.
(b) Fame.
(c) Politics.
(d) Beauty.

7. Butler suggests that we may be able to speak of what type of person without masculine attributes?
(a) Women.
(b) Children.
(c) Heterosexuals.
(d) Men.

8. Butler claims that feminists should criticize in which manner?
(a) Totalizing.
(b) Politely.
(c) Generously.
(d) Reluctantly.

9. Wittig wants which idea to be destroyed?
(a) Iden
(b) Feminism.
(c) Sex.
(d) Gender.

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

11. What does Butler want to see in relation to politics?
(a) Feminist politics.
(b) Masculine politics.
(c) Post-feminist politics.
(d) Conservative politics.

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

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

14. Butler describes language as a tool of which of the following?
(a) Identity.
(b) Oppression.
(c) Feminism.
(d) Domination.

15. Butler believes that gender is which of the following?
(a) Chosen.
(b) Identified.
(c) Constructed.
(d) Caused.

Short Answer Questions

1. Butler points out that which of the following is related to entrapping assumptions about identity?

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

3. According to Butler, coalitions effectively promote which of the following?

4. To understand gender identity, Butler states that we must know which of the following?

5. Butler claims that women are often identified with which of the following terms?

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