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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. How did Hooks feel within her family?
(a) Like an outsider.
(b) Like the one who had to take charge.
(c) Like a burden.
(d) Like the most liked of the children.

2. How did Hooks compare the characteristics of middle and upper class women to men of the same class?
(a) They are exactly the same.
(b) They are different but equal.
(c) They have similarities but are not exactly the same.
(d) They are NOT the same.

3. Hooks said teachers do best when they are what type of people?
(a) Self-actualizing people.
(b) Self-absorbed people.
(c) High self-esteemed people.
(d) Self-hating people.

4. Which of the following is a factor that Hooks said affected her career path?
(a) Educational background.
(b) Gender.
(c) Religious beliefs.
(d) Age.

5. The bulk of Hooks' "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" cites which of the following?
(a) A variety of differences.
(b) Comparison and contrast of several religions.
(c) Fractures in the justice system.
(d) A variety of similarities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hooks said that sometimes oppression is the result of the need to find better ways of aligning what?

2. Hooks' intellectual influence wrote with the biases of what?

3. Who does Hooks believe is in charge of constituting what is considered good theory?

4. Chapter 6 mentioned what type of divisions between minority groups?

5. What example did Hooks give of something a woman has done to build a solid female intellectual tradition ?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hooks say about poor people and the need to earn money as adults?

2. What examples did Hooks give in Chapter 6 about the signs of success for a man?

3. Hooks' first experience of racial integration was during her post-secondary school years. What was her perception of integration and education?

4. What did Hooks say about self-actualization?

5. What form of speech did Hooks use to describe Paulo Freire, one of her intellectual influences?

6. Why did Hooks feel like her theoretical works were harshly criticized?

7. In what way did Hooks describe her feeling like an outsider within her own home?

8. In Chapter 1, what did Hooks say about the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh?

9. In Chapter 6, what qualities did Hooks say a woman might possess to show that she is successful?

10. What description of her past did Hooks give in Chapter 5 that enabled the reader to understand her view of the patriarchal system?

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