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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. Butler describes the distinction between gender and sex as first being used to undermine which of the following?
(a) Science vs. religion.
(b) Faith vs. destiny.
(c) Future vs. past.
(d) Biology vs. destiny.

2. Many feminists say that the idea of "woman" is which of the following?
(a) Concrete.
(b) Well-defined.
(c) Not well-defined.
(d) Not concrete.

3. Butler claims that which of the following produce feminine identity?
(a) Societal mechanisms.
(b) Foundationalism.
(c) Feminist politics.
(d) Entrapping assumptions.

4. Butler claims that the idea of conceiving sex in a concrete way supports which of these?
(a) Domination.
(b) Utopia.
(c) Identity.
(d) Acceptance.

5. Butler points out that which of the following is related to entrapping assumptions about identity?
(a) Feminine identity.
(b) Foundationalism.
(c) Feminist politics.
(d) Unified categories.

Short Answer Questions

1. Without recourse to some idea of power, which does Butler believe cannot be achieved?

2. Gender can be constructed for political reasons to take which of the following actions, according to Gender Trouble?

3. Butler describes all sexuality as being constructed within which of the following?

4. Butler describes language as a tool of which of the following?

5. According to Butler, gender differentiates which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Butler say that rectifying pre-patriarchal scheme is problematic?

2. How does Butler describe drag?

3. What does Butler think about coalitions?

4. What is postgenital sexuality?

5. According to Witting, what determines gender?

6. What is gender identification?

7. What does Butler think of Wittig's ideas?

8. Describe the path Butler outlines that leads to identification.

9. What do Lacan, Riviere, and Freud disagree about?

10. What is a consequence that Butler suggests results from the lack of clarity between distinctions?

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