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 did Hooks learn specifically about young, black men in terms of how they feel about social issues (i.e. sexism, racism)?

2. What did Hooks think is necessary to dismantle?

3. Hooks said that many white women are racist in what ways?

4. According to Chapter 9, individuals from what portion of Asia make up the dominant minority group in a number of places in the US?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What accusation did Hooks say many black men face when in a relationship with a white woman?

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

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

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

7. Who is the target audience for "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" and what does this mean?

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

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

10. What did Hooks say about her making space for others to speak about class, race and gender issues?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Hooks say about a poor woman's need for making money as an adult? What did these women consider a good job? Generally, what did their job prospects look like?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

As a child, what was Hooks' experience with the patriarchal system? Was it something she agreed or disagreed with? How did she approach the patriarchal system as an adult? How is "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" influenced by the patriarchal system?

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