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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. What did Hooks say women needed to move forward with?
(a) The social equivalent of objectives.
(b) The emotional equivalent of objectives.
(c) The emotional equivalent of mission statements.
(d) The social equivalent of mission statements.

5. According to Chapter 9, what is much of "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" about?
(a) How to find and marry the person one loves.
(b) The establishment of the Feminist movement.
(c) Obvious and subtle reasons why her work hasn't been published by a certain press.
(d) Ways to defy the ruling political party.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Chapter 9, something about this book is symptomatic of what two things?

3. What did Hooks combine in Chapter 13?

4. In Chapter 12, Hooks wrote about the patriarchal structure within what context?

5. What did Hooks say would be the experience for American blacks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What special characteristics are mentioned about Chapter 12?

2. What did Hooks observe about the relationship between black women and white men? In what contexts did she speak of this relationship?

3. What does Hooks say about her students and liberating practices?

4. What did Hooks say about girls and the oppressive conditions they face?

5. Who is the target audience for "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" and what does this mean?

6. What did Hooks say about the relationship between black and white women and white women and black men?

7. What accusation did Hooks say many black men face when in a relationship with a white woman?

8. How did Hooks describe the patriarchal system she grew up in?

9. What was Hooks' profession at the time she wrote this book? When was the book published?

10. What did Hooks say about black authors and feminists being one in the same?

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