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Donald Macedo, Myra Bergman Ramos, and Paula Freire
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is pedagogy?
(a) A philosophy.
(b) A system for oppression.
(c) A system of educating or training.
(d) A system of religious thought.

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

3. What is propositional thinking?
(a) Talking about marriage.
(b) Talking mostly fantasies.
(c) Analyzing an argument in terms of its fundamental propositions (or positions).
(d) Talking about politics.

4. What is tyranny?
(a) A power-hungry ruler.
(b) A type of lizard.
(c) A type of education system.
(d) A system where everyone shares the wealth.

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

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

7. What is Friere's conception of the static reality?
(a) The type of society created by the ruling Oppressors.
(b) A reality that changes constantly.
(c) A reality created by the truly free.
(d) A type of society that predominately uses electricity.

8. How important is critical thinking to Friere?
(a) To some degree.
(b) Not very.
(c) Not at all.
(d) It is the most natural human imperative.

9. What, according to Friere, must the Oppressed have the courage to do?
(a) To go to school.
(b) To challenge one another.
(c) To overthrow the system of oppression.
(d) To attack the ruling class.

10. Who was Karl Marx?
(a) A political theorist, one of the fathers of Communism.
(b) A leader of armies.
(c) A Russian Premier.
(d) A historical industrialist.

11. What is meant by the term ‘poverty of opportunity’?
(a) The lack of social opportunities open to members of society.
(b) The inability to afford food because of poverty.
(c) The lack of well-paid jobs to offer.
(d) The inability to move house because of poverty.

12. What is the goal of critical consciousness?
(a) To become the best in society.
(b) To become fully humanized.
(c) To lead a revolution.
(d) To be the perfect worker at your job.

13. What occurs when the culture of oppression becomes internalized?
(a) The oppressed think they can do anything.
(b) The oppressed become violent.
(c) The oppressed become fatalistic.
(d) The oppressed become free.

14. What is a critical consciousness?
(a) A view that questions everything around itself.
(b) A high achiever.
(c) An overly suspicious mind.
(d) An overly argumentative person.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the Oppressors?

2. When was this book written?

3. What does it mean to be an actualized or fully humanized human being, according to Friere?

4. What does Friere propose to do to the education system?

5. What is the purpose of critical pedagogy?

(see the answer keys)

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