Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Which of the following is stated in Chapter 6 about a man who has a high-paying career?

2. What did Hooks say is necessary in order to achieve higher quality results when analyzing theoretical works?

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

4. What need/expectation did Hooks say is common in poorer women?

5. Whom did Hooks say writes the majority of feminist works?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What form of speech did Hooks use to describe Paulo Freire, one of her intellectual influences?

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

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

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

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

7. In what way did Hooks describe her feeling like an outsider within her own home?

8. According to Hooks, in what way did the concept of subject play a role?

9. How did Hooks describe dishonesty and how it can affect progress?

10. What did Hooks say about the effect of the feminist theory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Was the manner in which Hooks taught different when the majority of students were black as opposed to a majority of white? Explain how. How did she say her black students reacted to the white perspective of feminism?

Essay Topic 2

What two reasons were given for why Hooks used the pseudonym "bell hooks"? Why did she not use capital letters? Give specific examples of where these reasons were evident throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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