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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What term does Butler use to describe all sexuality straying from social laws?
(a) Prefeminist.
(b) Postgenital.
(c) Postfeminist.
(d) Pregenital.

2. Irigaray saw women as the negation of which of the following?
(a) Children.
(b) Foundationalism.
(c) Identity.
(d) Men.

3. Beauvoir thinks that masculine discourse is which of the following?
(a) Powerful.
(b) Bigoted.
(c) Fair.
(d) Circular.

4. To Butler, worry arises that the idea of which of the following has no meaning?
(a) Sex.
(b) Identity.
(c) Gender.
(d) Woman.

5. What is the second effect of counterexamples of well-defined concepts, as pointed out by Butler?
(a) Supports feminist politics.
(b) Undermines identity.
(c) Marginilizes people.
(d) Increases identity.

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

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

8. Levi-Strauss said that which of the following is the beginning of the divide between men and women?
(a) Forbidding incest.
(b) Allowing incest.
(c) Allowing women to have an education.
(d) Forbidding women to breastfeed.

9. Butler describes feminists as often hoping for which of the following?
(a) Angry revolution.
(b) Poltiical revolution.
(c) Utopian revolution.
(d) Masculine revolution.

10. According to Butler, culture separation obscures which of the following?
(a) Difficulties.
(b) Utopia.
(c) Identity.
(d) Revolution.

11. What does non-reciprocity relate to?
(a) Utopia.
(b) Cultural laws.
(c) Political oppression.
(d) Language.

12. According to Butler, oppression requires which of the following?
(a) A savior.
(b) A hidden agent.
(c) A villain.
(d) A scapegoat.

13. Butler states that women must take which approach?
(a) Masculine.
(b) Antifoundationalist.
(c) Feminist.
(d) Foundationalist.

14. What does the dominance of man express to Butler?
(a) Masculinity.
(b) Homoeroticism.
(c) Feminism.
(d) Heterosexuality.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following adjectives does Butler use to describe oppression?

2. Some feminists believe that what is the cultural interpretation of sex?

3. Butler claims that which of the following produce feminine identity?

4. Butler believes that gender is which of the following?

5. Which of the following terms does Butler use to describe oppression?

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