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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is love often depicted in pop culture?
2. Why should children learn how to be responsible, according to hooks?
3. What happened when hooks stopped mourning her past?
4. What does hooks identify as the original school of love?
5. How does hooks think of love?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where do people turn to see expressions of love?
2. Why does hooks encourage people to commit to truth telling?
3. What university did hooks teach at briefly?
4. What about the possibilty of love scared hooks when she was younger?
5. Why does hooks describe her family as dysfunctional?
6. How does consumer culture encourage lies?
7. What did hooks first have to do in order to recover from a past of lovelessness?
8. What are young boys taught about emotion?
9. Why did an artist give hooks snapshots of his art?
10. What is self-acceptance, according to hooks?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay in which you explore love and patriarchy. How has the power of patriarchy impacted cultural views -- held or perpetuated by both men and women -- about love? What are the general understandings of love in a patriarchal society, and why are they counterproductive? Use examples from the text for support.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay in which you explore hooks's analysis of the power dynamics that exist in relationships rooted in love (be they romantic or platonic). What role does power play in relationships that should be loving? In what ways can power be yielded in these relationships, and in what ways is this struggle for power ultimately damaging? Use examples from the text for support.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay in which you explore hooks's concept of "love ethic." What is a love ethic, and why does hooks advocate for living by a love ethic? Use examples from the text for support.
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