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. In Chapter 9, what group did Hooks say is the dominant minority group in some parts of the United States?

2. In the context of class, what did Hooks say could happen to the status of the black partner within an interracial (black/white) relationship?

3. What is the great leap forward that Hooks received from one of her male students?

4. In Chapter 14, what did Hooks say has influenced the learning process?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Hooks describe the patriarchal system she grew up in?

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

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

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

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

7. What new experience did Hooks say many American blacks are currently facing?

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

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

10. How did Hooks address the issue of dominance in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Hooks say about women who only participate in the Women's Studies or feminist theory aspects of education? What of their minds? Is this practice different from women's experiences in everyday life? How?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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