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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 male colleagues' lack of interest or unwillingness to listen to his female counterparts?
2. What type of theorist is the Latina theorist mentioned in Chapter 5?
3. Who does Hooks believe is in charge of constituting what is considered good theory?
4. What did Hooks notice between white women?
5. Of feminist theories, Hooks said that they will be great in what?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 1, what did Hooks say about the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh?
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 where the majority of feminist writings come from?
4. What examples did Hooks give in Chapter 6 about the signs of success for a man?
5. According to Chapter 9, in what way was "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" a failure?
6. What description of her past did Hooks give in Chapter 5 that enabled the reader to understand her view of the patriarchal system?
7. What did Hooks say about a woman's social status and its connection to her partner?
8. What role did Hooks say student participation plays in the education process?
9. Hooks' first experience of racial integration was during her post-secondary school years. What was her perception of integration and education?
10. What were the two possible reasons mentioned in Chapter 4 that explain why "bell hooks" did not capitalize her pseudonym?
Essay Topic 1
Describe Hooks' relationship with Ron Scapp. Did they relate to each other romantically? How did they affect each other as teachers? How did race and gender play as factors in their relationship? How did people in the outside world receive them? Were their social class upbringings similar or different? How?
Essay Topic 2
What social class did Hooks grow up in? Did this affect her social class as an adult? Are there other aspects of her life affected by her class as a child? How did Hooks relate one's class to how they learn?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 12, what was Hooks' opinion of the way the public views feminist theory? What did she believe could happen because of this? Did she believe a feminist backlash had taken place? If so, what did she hope for in terms of a resolution?
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