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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Hooks say about her interaction with white peers?

3. What did the theorist mentioned in Chapter 7 say at the end of the chapter?

4. Of feminist theories, Hooks said that they will be great in what?

5. Hooks said when creating and sustaining theories, what difference is important to consider?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Hooks say about language and its influence on the learning process?

5. In Chapter 8, what hierarchies did Hooks talk about dismantling? What will replace them?

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

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

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

9. What was Hooks' profession at the time she wrote this book? When was the book published?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Hooks' experience with integration of schools. Was it positive or negative? What did she learn from the experience? How did this integration serve as a historical moment for Hooks later in life?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Hook's view of white supremacy. Did she agree that this concept was a necessary part of society? If not, what did she agree with in its place? What examples did Hooks give of times in her life that she was exposed to this notion?

Essay Topic 3

Describe what Hooks said about women who had been exposed to higher education and how they will view her work. From what perspective did they interpret her work?

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