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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. Where were the earliest feminist meetings held?

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

3. What does hooks describe as one of feminism's greatest foes?

4. Hooks describes that what was the first type of new policy that created a new underclass of women and children who suffered as a result of patriarchy?

5. Hooks claims that which of the following would diminish the necessity for abortions?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What are the differences between reformist thinkers and revolutionary thinkers?

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

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

8. What did the feminist movement encourage for education?

9. What role does power feminism play in the downfall of feminism, according to hooks?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does hooks define sexism and oppression? Do you think that sexism and oppression have the same presence in modern culture as in the past? Why or why not? What does hooks seem to think, and how do you know?

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 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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