Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. According to hooks, who should have access to safe and affordable abortions?

2. Which of the following began to overshadow feminist politics, according to hooks?

3. How does misinformation spread, in hooks' point of view?

4. Betty Friedan's book focused on which type of woman?

5. Who encouraged her students to think first about the fate of women from working-class backgrounds?

Short Essay Questions

1. What effect did The Feminine Mystique have on feminism?

2. What types of policies, according to hooks, caused women and children to suffer abuse at the hands of existing patriarchy?

3. Why does hooks feel that white females were the first leaders of the feminist movement?

4. Which movement does hooks describe as being most intense in the 1970s?

5. According to hooks, what is the ideal situation for women in terms of reproductive rights?

6. In the 1960s, how did women show they were not constantly worried about being accepted by men for their appearance?

7. What has become more accepted by women as it becomes more acceptable for women to accept their bodies?

8. How did female bonding play a role in the feminist movement from hooks' perspective?

9. What did hooks describe as being the consequences of unwanted pregnancies?

10. How did conflict result as a matter of class and race in feminism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does hooks provide sufficient evidence to convince you as a reader that the feminist movement can end all forms of oppression and sexism? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What are some ways that hooks suggests feminism can gain momentum? Which ideas seem most realistic or practical? Why?

Essay Topic 3

What does hooks say about lesbianism as it is related to the feminist movement? Why does hooks say that many lesbians were more dedicated to feminism? Is this a valid argument? Why or why not?

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