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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Foucault discussed which of the following as being relevant to gender oppression at the hands of politics?
(a) Homosexuals.
(b) Hermaphrodites.
(c) Aesexuals.
(d) Heterosexuals.

3. What do Beauvoir and Irigaray disagree on?
(a) How societal mechanisms create identity.
(b) How gender asymmetry is generated.
(c) How gender is presumed to be the same as sex.
(d) How sexality is a societal construction.

4. According to Butler, binary restrictions on sex are constructed to serve which of the following?
(a) Cumpulsory homosexuality.
(b) Compulsory heterosexuality.
(c) Forced homosexuality.
(d) Voluntary heterosexuality.

5. According to Butler, what makes feminist discourse circular?
(a) Lack of clarity.
(b) Lack of men.
(c) Lack of constraint.
(d) Lack of societal mechanism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Irigaray's idea of feminine "sex" is described as including which of the following?

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

3. According to Butler, insisting that unity of coalition requires totalizing a set of identity will undermine which of the following?

4. What is homoeroticism?

5. Butler insists that unity is not necessary for which to be effective?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is postgenital sexuality?

2. According to Butler, what approach must all women take?

3. What do Beauvoir and Irigaray disagree on?

4. Are Butler's conclusions effective?

5. According to Butler, what happens if the distinction between sex and gender is pushed too far?

6. Why does Lacan find language misleading?

7. What does the term "masquerade" reference?

8. What is Butler's thesis in Gender Trouble?

9. How does Butler describe homoeroticism?

10. Describe the nature-culture separation.

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