Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Test | Lesson Plans 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. 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

How did Hooks feel about her work not being published by a university publishing company? What possible reason did she give for why it was not? What effect did this have on her?

Essay Topic 2

According to Hooks, when is education at its best? What do teachers believe about their role before students are encouraged to participate in the learning process? What did Hooks believe about proper instructional methods and participation from students?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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