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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hooks say is now the reputation of feminist theory?
(a) It is ignored by men.
(b) It is degraded.
(c) It is understood but not taken seriously.
(d) It is respected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is one problem Hooks addressed with regard to the works of blacks and women?
(a) When they are included and have attendant changes in pedagogy.
(b) When they are not included and therefore have no attendant changes in pedagogy.
(c) When they are included but without any attendant changes in pedagogy.
(d) When they are not included and have attendant changes in pedagogy.

10. In which of the following did Hooks NOT say the patriarchal structure was the ruling force of?
(a) Church.
(b) Community at large.
(c) Home.
(d) School.

11. What did Hooks think is necessary to dismantle?
(a) Politics and matriarchy.
(b) Integration and matriarchy.
(c) Religion and patriarchy.
(d) White supremacy and patriarchy.

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 they were being pushed to learn about them and recognize sexism within society.
(c) 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.
(d) They felt like the issues of gender and sexism do not exist.

13. Hooks used Chapter 9 to do what with many of her ideas?
(a) Retract.
(b) Clarify.
(c) Attribute to others.
(d) Discredit.

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

15. According to Chapter 10, during the period of slavery, owning what made the distinction between the wealthy and the poor?
(a) Clothing.
(b) Children.
(c) Land.
(d) Horses.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In terms of sharing their input, what did Hooks say about how many of her students feel?

3. In Chapter 9, what group did Hooks say is the dominant minority group in some parts of the United States?

4. According to Hooks, who are more vulnerable to white men than white women?

5. What is the great leap forward that Hooks received from one of her male students?

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