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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Slavery and freedom.
(c) Educated and uneducated.
(d) Lawyers and non-lawyers.

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

5. For whom did Hooks say the purpose of higher education is to secure job training?
(a) Tom.
(b) John.
(c) Bob.
(d) Ron.

6. In what year was "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" published?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1994.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1990.

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

8. 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 men and white women.
(c) Tension between black and white men.
(d) Tension between white men and black women.

9. In Chapter 14, what did Hooks say has influenced the learning process?
(a) Media.
(b) Food.
(c) Clothing.
(d) Language.

10. According to Hooks, when is the system of oppression appropriate?
(a) When it is backed by the government.
(b) When it is done in a friendly manner.
(c) When doing away with it would cause more harm than good.
(d) The system of oppression is never appropriate.

11. What did Hooks say about black authors and feminist authors?
(a) They are automatically one in the same.
(b) They are NOT automatically one in the same.
(c) Their works are NOT accepted by mainstream.
(d) Their works are accepted by mainstream.

12. What relationship did Hooks say the formerly oppressed should have with former oppressors?
(a) They should create and maintain peace.
(b) They should express overt hatred.
(c) They should not have interaction with those who have formerly oppressed them.
(d) They should have peace in their hearts but it's okay to sometimes exhibit behaviors that show there is tension.

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

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

15. What is a difference between the upbringing of Hooks and her friend?
(a) There is no difference. They both have a rural upbringing.
(b) She has a rural upbringing while he has an urban upbringing.
(c) She has an urban upbringing while he has a rural upbringing.
(d) She has a suburban upbringing while he has an urban upbringing.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Chapter 10, during the period of slavery, owning what made the distinction between the wealthy and the poor?

3. According to Hooks, where and how to teach greatly affects whom?

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

5. What did Hooks learn specifically about young, black men in terms of how they feel about social issues (i.e. sexism, racism)?

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