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. Hooks said in the meetings, there were remarks made that could be considered which of the following?

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

3. What main concepts were used in Chapter 4?

4. What did Hooks mention as a tool that cuts both ways with regard to progress?

5. In choosing the profession she would like to pursue, which of the following strongly influenced her decision?

Short Essay Questions

1. In terms of the types of job opportunities available for poor people, what was Hooks' view?

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

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

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

5. What did Hooks say about poor people and the need to earn money as adults?

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

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

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

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

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

What perspectives did Hooks experience with regard to sexuality and education? How did they influence the way she taught? How did these experiences ultimately resolve? What place did Hooks say sexuality should have in education?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast Hooks' overall perception of black women and white women. What similarities does she mention between the two groups? What differences? What does Hooks say is the focus of white women who are involved in feminist theory? What about the black women involved in feminist theory? How do the black and white women interact when it comes to competing for the attention of black men?

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