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 was speaking of oppression in Chapter 8, to whom was she referring?

2. According to Hooks, who are more vulnerable to white men than white women?

3. What did Hooks say is now the reputation of feminist theory?

4. What was the major problem Hooks faced within the patriarchal framework?

5. What did Hooks say should replace the hierarchies that are dismantled?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. According to Hooks, what affected how she subjectively related to teaching?

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

9. According to Chapter 9, in what way was "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" a failure?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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