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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Hooks, what group of people were the masterminds behind the control system?
(a) All men.
(b) Asian men.
(c) White men.
(d) Hispanic men.

2. In Chapter 3, Hooks said education is always which of the following?
(a) Racial.
(b) Religious.
(c) Social.
(d) Political.

3. At the beginning of Chapter 4, Hooks gave the audience her true name. What is it?
(a) Elizabeth Brown.
(b) Gloria Watkins.
(c) Sally Williams.
(d) Amy Wright.

4. Hooks said a woman with a high-paying career could represent which of the following?
(a) This is not an accurate picture of what women are capable of doing.
(b) Success for the woman.
(c) Success for the woman's husband.
(d) Financial failure.

5. Who was one of Hooks' intellectual influences?
(a) Galileo.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Maya Angelou.
(d) Paulo Freire.

6. At what point in her school career did Hooks' personal experience take place?
(a) During undergraduate school.
(b) During secondary school.
(c) During elementary school.
(d) During middle school.

7. What did Hooks say is a token of progress among women?
(a) Women giving birth to multiple babies.
(b) The fact that women work in male-dominated fields.
(c) Women's desire to fill roles traditionally held by women.
(d) The works women do in order to uplift the entire female gender.

8. According to the continuation of Chapter 5, what did Hooks say about the method of achieving higher results when analyzing theoretical works?
(a) It is evaluated and updated yearly.
(b) It is uniform throughout the culture.
(c) It is not uniform throughout the culture.
(d) It is evaluated and updated quarterly.

9. What did Hooks say about some deceptions?
(a) They can be used to create psychological distress.
(b) They can be used to alleviate painful histories.
(c) They can be used to create painful histories.
(d) They can be used to alleviate psychological distress associated with painful histories.

10. What did Hooks feel like she was always punished for?
(a) Fighting with her siblings.
(b) Not washing the dishes.
(c) Questioning the patriarchal order.
(d) Questioning the matriarchal order.

11. What personal experience did Hooks talk about in Chapter 2?
(a) Racial segregation of schools.
(b) Class discrimination in schools.
(c) Racial integration of schools.
(d) Gender identification within schools.

12. According to Hooks in the continuation of Chapter 5, when is it important to consider the differences between classes?
(a) Considering class differences is a form of discrimination and should never be done.
(b) When establishing and maintaining theories.
(c) When establishing theories.
(d) When maintaining theories.

13. Who does Hooks believe is in charge of constituting what is considered good theory?
(a) White men.
(b) White women.
(c) Black men.
(d) Black women.

14. According to Hooks, what should be a teacher's role with regard to students within a classroom and their interaction with other students in the classroom?
(a) The teacher should not address the issue of interaction. He/she should allow the students to decide what is best.
(b) The teacher should encourage the interaction between the students.
(c) The teacher should discourage interaction between the students and the teacher. Ask the students to focus solely on the text.
(d) The teacher should request that the students only pay attention to the teacher.

15. According to Hooks, students many times believe that learning is what?
(a) Local.
(b) Universal.
(c) International.
(d) Domestic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What example did Hooks give of something a woman has done to build a solid female intellectual tradition ?

2. Hooks said teachers do best when they are what type of people?

3. How did Hooks compare the characteristics of middle and upper class women to men of the same class?

4. Whose theoretical work did Hooks say may not properly be assessed?

5. In Chapter 5, Hooks brought up the idea of race in what type of atmosphere?

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