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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 5, what was the relationship status of Hooks' parents?
(a) Divorced.
(b) Never married but are a part of the children's lives.
(c) Married and living together.
(d) Married but separated.

2. What type of person did Hooks say would most likely recognize how significant her work is?
(a) Women whose highest level of education is high school.
(b) Women who are greatly involved in higher education.
(c) Men who are greatly involved in higher education.
(d) Men whose highest level of education is high school.

3. What did Hooks believe about the best instructional teaching methods?
(a) They encourage students' involvement.
(b) These methods are inherent and cannot be taught to teachers.
(c) They discourage students' involvement.
(d) All instructional teaching methods are created equal. There is no such thing as the "best instructional teaching methods."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose theoretical work did Hooks say may not properly be assessed?

2. At the end of Chapter 3, what school did Hooks mention?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Hooks say about the political nature of education?

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

4. What racial topic did Hooks mention in Chapter 12 that was mentioned in previous chapters?

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

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

7. What did Hooks say about black authors and feminists being one in the same?

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

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

10. What did Hooks say about the method she used to teach her students when the majority of them were black?

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