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. What feeling towards men in her adult life did Hooks have as a result of her childhood?

2. What did Hooks discuss in Chapter 13?

3. In terms of sharing their input, what did Hooks say about how many of her students feel?

4. In terms of feminist scholarship, what did Hooks say she was thankful for?

5. How did Hooks view the instructional methods used by teachers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hooks say about the method she used to teach her students when the majority of them were black?

2. Hooks said that teachers sometimes felt that their creativity was being suppressed. In what way?

3. What does Hooks say about her students and liberating practices?

4. Chapter 14 gave a preview to the main topic addressed in Chapter 15. What was the issue? What was the first observation that Hooks made?

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

6. What was Hooks' profession at the time she wrote this book? When was the book published?

7. What did Hooks notice about classes that consisted mainly of white women concerning their interest in feminist theory?

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

9. What did Hooks say about language and its influence on the learning process?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How did Hooks associate language with learning and her students? How did her students feel about being able to speak in the classroom? How did Hooks feel about her ability to speak within the classroom? Did anyone influence how she speaks and what she teaches?

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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