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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What feeling towards men in her adult life did Hooks have as a result of her childhood?
(a) Fear.
(b) Love.
(c) Admiration.
(d) Confidence.

2. How did Hooks say her students feel about the input they have to offer?
(a) It may be valuable but they are not sure.
(b) It's not valuable.
(c) It has its place but not in the academic environment.
(d) It's valuable.

3. Which of the following is one type of course that Hooks has taught?
(a) Sociology.
(b) Black literature.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) English.

4. According to Hooks, when did racial distinctions become more pronounced?
(a) When the gender difference has been established and sexually integrated.
(b) When the age difference has been established and racially integrated.
(c) When the gender difference has been established and racially integrated.
(d) When the religious difference has been established and racially integrated.

5. Hooks said a woman's attachment to a given man could do what?
(a) Diminish her social status.
(b) Not affect her social status.
(c) Improve her social class.
(d) Increase her self-esteem.

6. Who was the main target audience of this book?
(a) Black women.
(b) White women.
(c) White men.
(d) Black men.

7. What did Hooks say should replace the hierarchies that are dismantled?
(a) She says feminism should replace the hierarchies.
(b) She does not mention what should replace the hierarchies.
(c) She says tolerance should replace the hierarchies.
(d) She says love should replace the hierarchies.

8. In which of the following did Hooks NOT say the patriarchal structure was the ruling force of?
(a) School.
(b) Community at large.
(c) Home.
(d) Church.

9. What racial tension did Hooks mention in Chapter 12 that she mentioned in previous chapters?
(a) Tension between black and white women.
(b) Tension between black and white men.
(c) Tension between white men and black women.
(d) Tension between black men and white women.

10. What type of experiences did Hooks write about in Chapter 8?
(a) Writing.
(b) Moving.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Singing.

11. What did Hooks learn specifically about young, black men in terms of how they feel about social issues (i.e. sexism, racism)?
(a) Young, black men feel like they are already greatly hurt by racism so there was nothing left to bother them.
(b) Young, black men feel like they are highly favored in society and therefore have no concern with social issues.
(c) Young, black men believe sexism and racism are equally oppressive.
(d) Young, black men feel like the issue of sexism experienced by their female counterparts is more of a problem within society than the racism they face.

12. What did Hooks say about women concerning many of the ideas she addressed in the book?
(a) Hooks' ideas are the things that women have been thinking about for quite some time.
(b) Women have written her to let Hooks know her ideas are invalid.
(c) Women have said they are not concerned with the issues, but Hooks' ideas are good.
(d) Women are indifferent about Hooks' views.

13. What did Hooks combine in Chapter 13?
(a) Love and marriage.
(b) Truth and fiction.
(c) Education and religion.
(d) Theory and practice.

14. What did Hooks say about the set of actions of behaviors that teachers can exhibit?
(a) They are limited.
(b) They are standard across the board.
(c) They vary from time to time.
(d) They are plentiful.

15. During the experiences mentioned in Chapter 8, silence of what issues ended for Hooks?
(a) Matters of race, class, and gender.
(b) Matters of insecurities, age, and class.
(c) Matters of discrimination, politics, and age.
(d) Matters of race, class, and religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hooks discussed the limitations of what?

2. In terms of feminist scholarship, what did Hooks say she was thankful for?

3. In the context of class, what did Hooks say could happen to the status of the black partner within an interracial (black/white) relationship?

4. Who did Hooks say is expected to accept a greater degree of being silenced?

5. What did Hooks discuss in Chapter 13?

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