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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 8, Hooks spoke of the importance of doing what to people?
(a) Discouraging.
(b) Feeding.
(c) Uplifting.
(d) Physically fighting against.

2. What did Hooks say is the most important thing for students and teachers to help implement improved strategies?
(a) Complacency.
(b) Dialogue.
(c) Fear.
(d) Monologue.

3. Hooks talked about making space for what?
(a) Others to write.
(b) Others to cry.
(c) Others to dance.
(d) Others to speak.

4. How did Hooks say black and white women are treated?
(a) They are treated no differently than black and white men.
(b) They are treated as if they are second-class citizens.
(c) They are treated as if they are an important part of society.
(d) They are treated as if they are in mutual sexual competition with each other.

5. What is the topic of the great leap forward that Hooks received from one of her male students?
(a) Opposition to the practice of racism.
(b) Promotion of the practice of sexism
(c) Promotion of the practice of interracial dating.
(d) Opposition to the practice of rape.

6. What did Hooks write about people who are experiencing very oppressive conditions?
(a) If it's not affecting one directly, he/she should not worry about it.
(b) They are experiencing the oppression because they deserve it.
(c) They should deflect that oppression onto others.
(d) All should be sensitive to those people.

7. 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 has its place but not in the academic environment.
(c) It's valuable.
(d) It's not valuable.

8. In Chapter 12, what did Hooks say about the experience of white women?
(a) Hooks does not mention the experience of white women in Chapter 12.
(b) It was completely different from the experience of non-white women.
(c) It was the same as the experience of non-white women.
(d) It was a good mix of having similarities with non-white women and being very different from non-white women.

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

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

11. What company published "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom"?
(a) Random House.
(b) Penguin Group.
(c) Routledge.
(d) Johnson.

12. What did Hooks say about the gender gap between black men and white women?
(a) It is sometimes improved by sexual attraction and interest.
(b) The gap is too great for the two groups ever to consider having dealings with each other.
(c) Due to the major differences of the groups, they have immense hate and disdain for each other.
(d) There is no gender gap between the two groups.

13. 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 believe sexism and racism are equally oppressive.
(b) Young, black men feel like they are already greatly hurt by racism so there was nothing left to bother them.
(c) Young, black men feel like they are highly favored in society and therefore have no concern with social issues.
(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.

14. The friend of whom Hooks speaks in Chapter 13, is of what race?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Asian.
(c) African American.
(d) Caucasian.

15. What was the profession of Hooks' friend?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Minister.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom did Hooks say the purpose of higher education is to secure job training?

2. According to Chapter 9, what is much of "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" about?

3. How did many of Hooks' male students feel about gender issues?

4. What did Hooks say is considered by some to be a form of liberation for poor, working women?

5. What did Hooks say blurred the demarcation of what indicated a wealthy person versus a poor person?

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