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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the first observation that Hooks makes with regard to the main issue she is going to talk about in Chapter 15?
2. According to Hooks, the absence of _____ freed her mind.
3. Hooks said what of each region of the United States?
4. What did Hooks say about women concerning many of the ideas she addressed in the book?
5. What did Hooks say is now the reputation of feminist theory?
Short Essay Questions
1. What group did Hooks thank as being the first audience who gave her the opportunity to discuss the main topic of Chapter 15 candidly?
2. What special characteristics are mentioned about Chapter 12?
3. What did Hooks say about girls and the oppressive conditions they face?
4. How did Hooks address the issue of dominance in Chapter 8?
5. Chapter 14 gave a preview to the main topic addressed in Chapter 15. What was the issue? What was the first observation that Hooks made?
6. Hooks said that teachers sometimes felt that their creativity was being suppressed. In what way?
7. What was the main issue addressed in Chapter 13? What was the first thing mentioned about this issue?
8. What racial topic did Hooks mention in Chapter 12 that was mentioned in previous chapters?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hooks mentioned several of her life experiences from childhood to adulthood. Do you think this was ONLY to give you background about her? If so, why do you feel that is significant? If not, do you think those experiences greatly influenced her to become a teacher or to write this book? If so, give specific examples mentioned in the book and correlate them to why she became a teacher or wrote the book?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Hooks' overall perception of black women and white women. What similarities does she mention between the two groups? What differences? What does Hooks say is the focus of white women who are involved in feminist theory? What about the black women involved in feminist theory? How do the black and white women interact when it comes to competing for the attention of black men?
Essay Topic 3
What did Hooks say about women who only participate in the Women's Studies or feminist theory aspects of education? What of their minds? Is this practice different from women's experiences in everyday life? How?
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