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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the cosmetic industry worried feminism would ruin business, how did mass media portray feminists?
(a) As mean and rude.
(b) As intelligent and educated.
(c) As stupid and naive.
(d) As masculine and ugly.

2. In what type of society is every voice heard, according to hooks?
(a) Neutral society.
(b) Patriarchal society.
(c) Feminist society.
(d) Revolutionary society.

3. What was the name of the professor who handed out one of hooks' poems?
(a) Abigail Adams.
(b) Diane Middlebrook.
(c) An anonymous woman.
(d) Tillie Olsen.

4. Hooks describes which decade as having a resurgence of obsession with appearance?
(a) 1990s.
(b) 2000s.
(c) 1980s.
(d) 1970s.

5. What decade did the book Ain't I a Woman address?
(a) 2000s.
(b) 1990s.
(c) 1980s.
(d) 1970s.

6. For centuries, what were women taught that their worth was, according to hooks?
(a) Their appearance.
(b) Their money.
(c) Their skills.
(d) Their intelligence.

7. Where were the earliest feminist meetings held?
(a) In town halls.
(b) In classrooms.
(c) In government buildings.
(d) In the homes of activists.

8. When did hooks learn about feminist politics?
(a) When she started writing books.
(b) After she graduated from college.
(c) Before she attended elementary school.
(d) Before she took feminist classes.

9. Which of the following is a result of fashion taking notice of women's demands in attire?
(a) Women's magazines.
(b) Runway shows.
(c) New designers.
(d) Feminist advertisements.

10. The third goal of feminism is which of the following, according to bell hooks?
(a) To end oppression.
(b) To end racism.
(c) To end hatred.
(d) To end intolerance.

11. Hooks claims that if men fully understood the negativity caused by sexism in our society, what would never be able to avoid the true goal of feminism?
(a) Universities and colleges.
(b) Television.
(c) Mainstream media.
(d) Literature.

12. What did hooks see as the basis that would ultimately undermine sexism and overthrow patriarchy?
(a) Upper class women.
(b) Sisterhood.
(c) The bonding of the working-class women.
(d) Children.

13. The feminist movement urged universities to rediscover what related to women and include it in their curriculum?
(a) Art.
(b) Writing.
(c) Math.
(d) Science.

14. Who encouraged her students to think first about the fate of women from working-class backgrounds?
(a) Tillie Olsen.
(b) bell hooks.
(c) Diane Middlebrook.
(d) Abigail Adams.

15. What does hooks describe as one of feminism's greatest foes?
(a) The "enemy within."
(b) Christians.
(c) Men.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does hooks propose the public does to avoid passing on misinformation about feminism?

2. According to hooks, who lost their jobs in the 1970s?

3. What forced the shoe industry to produce low-heeled business shoes, according to hooks?

4. Hooks believes that young women growing up at the time the book was written will feel that what issue is no longer a problem?

5. Which group of women struggled most as a result of lower wages, according to hooks?

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