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

2. Hooks said which of the following is most important for an effective educational process?
(a) Professionalism.
(b) Conflict.
(c) The text used.
(d) Participation.

3. What did Hooks say about her interaction with white peers?
(a) It is similar to the way they interact with each other.
(b) She does not interact with white peers.
(c) There is a difference between the way she interacts with white peers and their interaction with each other.
(d) She does not play close attention to how they interact with each other.

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

5. Which school year reunion did Hooks mention in Chapter 2?
(a) 20th year.
(b) 30th year.
(c) 10th year.
(d) 15th year.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was one of Hooks' intellectual influences?

2. In Chapter 5, Hooks brought up the idea of race in what type of atmosphere?

3. What did Hooks say is not necessarily found in all social classes?

4. What did Hooks believe blacks had to do in order to attend traditionally white schools?

5. Hooks said in the meetings, there were remarks made that could be considered which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role did Hooks say student participation plays in the education process?

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

3. What did Hooks say about the general assessment of the theoretical works of women of color?

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

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

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

7. Was Hooks' first integrated friendship received with open arms?

8. What did Hooks say is the other side to creating high standards of theoretical work that exclude certain groups?

9. What were Hooks' views on nurturing independent thinking within the higher education environment?

10. What were the two possible reasons mentioned in Chapter 4 that explain why "bell hooks" did not capitalize her pseudonym?

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