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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In terms of sharing their input, what did Hooks say about how many of her students feel?
(a) They do not think sharing their input is beneficial. Only the teacher's point-of-view should be heard.
(b) They may be able to freely share but they aren't sure.
(c) They can freely share their input.
(d) They cannot freely share their input.

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

3. What was the first observation that Hooks makes with regard to the main issue she is going to talk about in Chapter 15?
(a) It is a major issue that is often discussed.
(b) It is a major issue but rarely discussed.
(c) It is a minor issue that is often discussed.
(d) It is a minor issue that is rarely discussed.

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

5. 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.

6. According to Hooks, who are more vulnerable to white men than white women?
(a) Black men.
(b) Hispanic men.
(c) Black women.
(d) Chinese women.

7. What did Hooks say blurred the demarcation of what indicated a wealthy person versus a poor person?
(a) Automobiles.
(b) Jewelry.
(c) Electronics.
(d) Savings Bonds.

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

9. When Hooks was speaking of oppression in Chapter 8, to whom was she referring?
(a) Elderly men and women.
(b) Women in the workplace.
(c) Boys.
(d) Girls.

10. What did Hooks say affects how she subjectively relates to teaching?
(a) Only her preconceived notions.
(b) Only the lack of preconceived notions.
(c) Preconceived notions and lack thereof.
(d) Other people's opinions of her.

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

12. How did many of Hooks' male students feel about gender issues?
(a) They felt like they already had a good grasp on the issues of gender and sexism.
(b) They felt like the issues of gender and sexism do not exist.
(c) They felt like they were being pushed to learn about them and recognize sexism within society.
(d) They felt like the issues of gender and sexism were not relevant to their lives and therefore, it is not necessary for them to learn about it.

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

14. Hooks began Chapter 10 by setting up the tension between what two groups?
(a) Americans and foreigners.
(b) Black women and white women.
(c) Rich and poor.
(d) Men and women.

15. What did Hooks say would be the experience for American blacks?
(a) How it feels when you transform from a minority to the majority race.
(b) How it feels when your minority is not the main one.
(c) How it feels to not be considered a minority or majority race.
(d) How it feels when your minority is the main one.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Hooks say about most white people during the period of slavery?

2. According to Hooks, when did racial distinctions become more pronounced?

3. Who was the main target audience of this book?

4. Whom did Hooks thank as the first forum that allowed her talk about the main issue discussed in Chapter 15?

5. What effect does Hooks hope "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" will have on society?

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