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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Chapter 14 said that it is also often the case that there is a particular strain of _____.
(a) Subordinate discourse.
(b) Dominant discourse.
(c) Subordinate recourse.
(d) Dominant recourse.

3. What is the last name of Hooks' friend mentioned in Chapter 13?
(a) Klapp.
(b) Scapp.
(c) Dunlap.
(d) Bapp.

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

5. According to Hooks, where and how to teach greatly affects whom?
(a) Both students and teachers.
(b) School administrators.
(c) Teachers only.
(d) Students only.

6. What did many of Hooks' students of color think about feminism?
(a) They were not suspicious of it and didn't think it was relevant to their lives.
(b) They were suspicious of it and didn't think it was that relevant to their lives.
(c) They were not suspicious of it and thought it was relevant to their lives.
(d) They were suspicious of it but thought it was highly relevant to their lives.

7. What was the major problem Hooks faced within the patriarchal framework?
(a) Class distinction.
(b) Racism.
(c) Age discrimination.
(d) Sexism.

8. What did Hooks say about women concerning many of the ideas she addressed in the book?
(a) Women are indifferent about Hooks' views.
(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) Hooks' ideas are the things that women have been thinking about for quite some time.

9. What did Hooks say is considered by some to be a form of liberation for poor, working women?
(a) Highly educated.
(b) Not earning money.
(c) No education.
(d) Earning money.

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

11. What did Hooks say about most white people during the period of slavery?
(a) They were racist.
(b) They wanted to implement integration.
(c) They owned many slaves.
(d) They were too poor to own slaves.

12. In terms of feminist scholarship, what did Hooks say she was thankful for?
(a) She was thankful that it has become safer for women to do the work necessary.
(b) She was thankful that she has received little opposition along the way.
(c) She was thankful that many of her male colleagues have agreed to help her.
(d) She was thankful that there have been many books written to support the cause.

13. According to Chapter 10, many believed sexual relationships across racial boundaries are which of the following?
(a) A welcomed change.
(b) Illegal.
(c) Taboo.
(d) Legal but not welcomed.

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

15. In what two contexts did Hooks talk about white men and black women?
(a) From the northern region of the United States and from the southern region of the United States.
(b) Lawyers and non-lawyers.
(c) Educated and uneducated.
(d) Slavery and freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hooks said that many white women are racist in what ways?

2. According to Chapter 9, individuals from what portion of Asia make up the dominant minority group in a number of places in the US?

3. During the experiences mentioned in Chapter 8, silence of what issues ended for Hooks?

4. What did Hooks write about people who are experiencing very oppressive conditions?

5. How did Hooks view the instructional methods used by teachers?

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