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. Hooks saw that some white leaders were at first resistant to including the struggles of what type of women in shaping feminist thought?

2. According to hooks, who did the media focus on when it came to feminist issues?

3. In what decade were women's studies on a solid course toward acceptance?

4. In which classes at her university did hooks feel the most support?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did hooks describe as the two most important contributions to feminism?

2. What did hooks mean when she said that feminism's greatest foe included the "enemy within"?

3. How did hooks believe that some women actually slowed down progress?

4. How did the mass media portray feminists?

5. What differences between same-sex and co-ed classes did hooks notice?

6. Why does hooks say that a feminist is made, not born?

7. Hooks claimed that in order for feminism to regain momentum, what is essential?

8. What convinced black feminists that the feminist movement was a "white power grab," according to hooks?

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

10. What did the feminist movement encourage for education?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How and why was literature significant to the feminist movement in the way that hooks portrays it? How did literature written by women contribute to the end of gender bias in curricula?

Essay Topic 2

What role does marriage have in the feminist movement according to hooks? Why might it be appropriate or inappropriate for marriage and romantic partnership to exist in feminist activism? Is marriage sexist? What arguments does hooks offer?

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between reformist thinkers and revolutionary thinkers?

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