Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics


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How many waves of feminism has there been?

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1. Which of the following form of feminism is generally considered to be within 'the mainstream?'

2. Which type of feminism argues that the biggest causes of female oppression are men and institutional patriarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The rights and expectations of women and women's roles have been debated and determined for as long as civilization has existed, but the organized effort for the promotion of gender equality and women's rights, feminism, has a relatively modern historical basis. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of feminism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The unique 'waves' of feminism
  • Popular and mainstream trends in feminism
  • Feminism's influences, as well as modes of thought influenced by feminism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about feminism and its history
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of cultural trends and institutions with the types of feminism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as unique schools of feminist thought
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific types of feminism

Additional Learning

To start learning more about feminism, review the accompanying lesson called Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers the history of modern feminism and women's rights
  • Explains the multiple waves and schools of thought in feminism
  • Details specific beliefs and objectives held by these unique types of feminism