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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 1, what did Hooks say with regard to all-black schools and the education process?
(a) The education process used is different from the process used in integrated schools.
(b) They are equally prone to undercut and to encourage the growth of the education process.
(c) They strictly undercut the growth of the education process.
(d) They strictly encourage the growth of the education process.

2. What did Hooks believe blacks had to do in order to attend traditionally white schools?
(a) Participate in protests and/or riots.
(b) Break into the school.
(c) Get up early in the morning so they could be bussed to the traditionally white schools.
(d) Make straight A's.

3. Of feminist theories, Hooks said that they will be great in what?
(a) Impact.
(b) Quantity ONLY.
(c) Quantity and intensity.
(d) Intensity ONLY.

4. What did the theorist mentioned in Chapter 7 say about himself?
(a) Her ideas are superior to those of his male counterparts.
(b) She did what she could but what she could was absolutely limited by her own femaleness.
(c) He did what he could but what he could was absolutely limited by his own maleness.
(d) His ideas are superior to those of his female counterparts.

5. What type of writing was Chapter 2 initially going to be?
(a) Poem.
(b) Play.
(c) Essay.
(d) Song lyrics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In choosing the profession she would like to pursue, which of the following strongly influenced her decision?

2. Hooks said teachers do best when they are what type of people?

3. What did Hooks say about the work options for poorer people?

4. In Chapter 1, whose work did Hooks mention?

5. Which school year reunion did Hooks mention in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hooks, what affected how she subjectively related to teaching?

2. In what way was sexuality an issue for Hooks with regard to her male colleagues?

3. What did Hooks say about the psyches of women?

4. What did Hooks say about a woman's social status and its connection to her partner?

5. What was the main issue addressed in Chapter 13? What was the first thing mentioned about this issue?

6. 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?

7. What did Hooks say about where the majority of feminist writings come from?

8. What was the overall theme of "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" up to Chapter 6?

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

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

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