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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Hooks, what is the great road of progress for poor men and women with regard to employment?
(a) When they make a lot of money.
(b) When they are able to do the work they enjoy.
(c) When they don't make a lot of money.
(d) When they are able to avoid the work they enjoy.

2. At the beginning of Chapter 4, Hooks gave the audience her true name. What is it?
(a) Elizabeth Brown.
(b) Amy Wright.
(c) Gloria Watkins.
(d) Sally Williams.

3. Who was one of Hooks' intellectual influences?
(a) Paulo Freire.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Maya Angelou.
(d) Galileo.

4. According to Hooks, when is the profession of teaching best served?
(a) When all students understand what is being taught.
(b) When a teacher does so with the idea that he/she is nurturing free adults.
(c) When a teacher receives an award or promotion for a job well done.
(d) When the parents of the students compliment the teacher's progress.

5. In Chapter 4, what important tenet did Hooks repeat?
(a) This is about education for liberation.
(b) This is not about education for liberation.
(c) This is not about knowledge for freedom.
(d) This is about knowledge for freedom.

6. What did Hooks say about the work options for poorer people?
(a) They are jobs that will never allow for promotion.
(b) They are somewhat restricted.
(c) They are plentiful.
(d) They are jobs that the poor would enjoy.

7. What did Hooks say about a wealthy woman who works by choice?
(a) She usually works jobs that do not pay a lot of money.
(b) This is a form of progress.
(c) She usually works jobs that do pay a lot of money.
(d) She is selfish for not wanting to stay at home with her children.

8. What type of theorist is the Latina theorist mentioned in Chapter 5?
(a) Conflict.
(b) Feminist.
(c) Behavioralist.
(d) Social.

9. Which of the following is stated in Chapter 6 about a man who has a high-paying career?
(a) The man becomes more attractive to women.
(b) It is the norm. All men have high-paying careers.
(c) It represents success.
(d) The man becomes more important to society.

10. Which of the following did Hooks say is a feminist statement?
(a) Her husband will not allow her to pursue career efforts.
(b) Her husband supported her inherent career efforts.
(c) She is not sure if she is intelligent enough to pursue career efforts.
(d) Her husband sourced and encouraged his wife to pursue career efforts.

11. Whose theoretical work did Hooks say may not properly be assessed?
(a) That of "colored women."
(b) That of white women.
(c) That of "colored men."
(d) That of white men.

12. According to Hooks, what should be a teacher's role with regard to students within a classroom and their interaction with other students in the classroom?
(a) The teacher should not address the issue of interaction. He/she should allow the students to decide what is best.
(b) The teacher should request that the students only pay attention to the teacher.
(c) The teacher should discourage interaction between the students and the teacher. Ask the students to focus solely on the text.
(d) The teacher should encourage the interaction between the students.

13. When did Hooks say finding a way to release the sense of dominance and oppression is crucial?
(a) It is not necessary. The idea of dominance and oppression are essential to a society.
(b) When operating under a system of oppression.
(c) Only when one is white.
(d) When operating under a system of dominance.

14. What did Hooks feel like she was always punished for?
(a) Fighting with her siblings.
(b) Questioning the patriarchal order.
(c) Not washing the dishes.
(d) Questioning the matriarchal order.

15. What Latina theorist did Hooks introduce in Chapter 5?
(a) Cha Cha Ramirez.
(b) Karen Rodriguez.
(c) Chita Rivera..
(d) Chela Sandoval.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a factor that Hooks said affected her career path?

2. What type of writing was Chapter 2 initially going to be?

3. What type of tension did Hooks say is apparent in the teaching profession?

4. The bulk of Hooks' "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" cites which of the following?

5. In Hooks' experience, what type of classes promotes a very high degree of the freedom of student involvement?

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