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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. At what point in her school career did Hooks' personal experience take place?
(a) During undergraduate school.
(b) During secondary school.
(c) During elementary school.
(d) During middle school.

2. What personal experience did Hooks talk about in Chapter 2?
(a) Racial segregation of schools.
(b) Racial integration of schools.
(c) Gender identification within schools.
(d) Class discrimination in schools.

3. According to Hooks, "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" consists of a great amount of analysis that are natural and _____ for women.
(a) Invalid.
(b) Unnecessary.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Important.

4. What did Hooks say about some deceptions?
(a) They can be used to create painful histories.
(b) They can be used to alleviate painful histories.
(c) They can be used to alleviate psychological distress associated with painful histories.
(d) They can be used to create psychological distress.

5. According to Hooks, what is automatically excluded when the standard of good theoretical works is established?
(a) Feminist theory ONLY.
(b) Feminist theory and the works of colored women.
(c) The works of colored women ONLY.
(d) The works of young professionals.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Hooks describe the works of the Latina theorist introduced in Chapter 5?

2. According to Hooks, when is the profession of teaching best served?

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

4. What did Hooks say she wants her readers to understand about the continuation of Chapter 5 with regard to analyzing theoretical works?

5. What is the technical term for teaching?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Hooks say "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" affected women who have been educated by the male system?

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

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

5. What did Hooks say in Chapter 3 about individual instructors' ability to speak freely in meetings at Oberlin?

6. In Chapter 5, what issue did Hook face again within academic atmospheres?

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

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

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

10. How did Hooks say it made her feel when she was not heard by her male colleagues?

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