Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Test | Final 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. When Hooks teaches feminist theory classes that include a majority of white women, what interest does she find that many of the women have in feminist theory?

2. During the experiences mentioned in Chapter 8, silence of what issues ended for Hooks?

3. Chapter 14 said that Chapter 15 is devoted to what type of issues?

4. When Hooks was speaking of oppression in Chapter 8, to whom was she referring?

5. What relationship did Hooks say the formerly oppressed should have with former oppressors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hooks say about black authors and feminists being one in the same?

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

3. Who was Ron Scapp? What role did he play in Hooks' life?

4. What did Hooks say about girls and the oppressive conditions they face?

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

6. What racial topic did Hooks mention in Chapter 12 that was mentioned in previous chapters?

7. What was the main issue addressed in Chapter 13? What was the first thing mentioned about this issue?

8. What did Hooks say about the relationship between black and white women and white women and black men?

9. What did Hooks observe about the relationship between black women and white men? In what contexts did she speak of this relationship?

10. Hooks used Chapter 9 to do what with many of the ideas she previously discussed? How did the readers feel about these ideas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hooks mentioned several of her life experiences from childhood to adulthood. Do you think this was ONLY to give you background about her? If so, why do you feel that is significant? If not, do you think those experiences greatly influenced her to become a teacher or to write this book? If so, give specific examples mentioned in the book and correlate them to why she became a teacher or wrote the book?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How did Hooks feel about the way her theoretical works are assessed? Are they assessed fairly or unfairly? How did she feel about the way other minorities' works are evaluated? Who set the standard for how theoretical works are judged? Did she think there should be a change to how the standard is set?

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