The Pedagogy of the Oppressed Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Donald Macedo, Myra Bergman Ramos, and Paula Freire
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Preface.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what school of thought can the ideas of the book be placed?
(a) Critical theory.
(b) Theology.
(c) Fascism.
(d) Totalitarianism.

2. Why is dialogue so important to break these oppressive pedagogies?
(a) Because dialogue allows you to plan how to fight back.
(b) Because dialogue allows you to shout louder than them.
(c) Because dialogue lets them know what you feel about them.
(d) Because dialogue encourages critical thinking from one individual to another.

3. What is a radical in this context?
(a) A type of person who agrees with everyone around them.
(b) A type of politician.
(c) A type of chemical.
(d) A person whose views and actions are starkly different to those around them.

4. What does it mean to be one of the oppressed?
(a) Oppression means you live under occupation.
(b) Oppression means you live with the threat of death.
(c) Oppression means your freedoms, wants and desires are curtailed by others who hold power over your actions.
(d) Oppression means you are incarcerated.

5. Why is it important in Friere's estimation to break static reality?
(a) Because static reality is too unhealthy.
(b) Because it is fun.
(c) Freedom allows us to evolve as a species and to not be manipulated or used.
(d) Because static reality costs too much money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What point of view is this book written from?

2. Who or what is the 'ruling elite'?

3. Who is the author of this book?

4. What, in the author’s estimation, is a critical consciousness?

5. Who was Paulo Friere?

(see the answer key)

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