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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hooks said what of each region of the United States?
(a) They have their own ideas and language.
(b) They have their own demographics and types of religion.
(c) They have their own language and types of people.
(d) They have their own demographics and types of people.

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

3. 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 they are already greatly hurt by racism so there was nothing left to bother them.
(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.

4. How did Hooks view the instructional methods used by teachers?
(a) They vary according to the gender of the teacher.
(b) There are not many to choose from.
(c) They vary according to the region of the country in which one lives.
(d) There are many to choose from.

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

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

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

8. According to Hooks, the absence of _____ freed her mind.
(a) Her father.
(b) Her students.
(c) Her compassion for others.
(d) The thought of what she would be like as a professor.

9. What group of students did Hooks find is hardest to teach?
(a) Those who are white.
(b) Those who are suspicious.
(c) Those who are black.
(d) Those who are male.

10. 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 are indifferent about Hooks' views.
(d) Women have said they are not concerned with the issues, but Hooks' ideas are good.

11. According to Chapter 9, something about this book is symptomatic of what two things?
(a) Success and failure.
(b) Good and bad.
(c) Prettiness and ugliness.
(d) Black and white.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 14, what did Hooks say has influenced the learning process?

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

4. What type of market did "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" appeal to?

5. Chapter 9 said that Hooks' work would have been published through what system if it hadn't been flawed?

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