The Pedagogy of the Oppressed Test | Final Test - Easy

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 'didactic material?'
(a) Material that is exceedingly provoking.
(b) Materials such as media, articles and pictures that encourage debate.
(c) Religious material.
(d) Material that is offensive.

2. What form does his education then take?
(a) Given to the whole class.
(b) Tailored to each class and individual.
(c) Tailored to each school.
(d) Must be privately funded.

3. What does 'exclusive education' mean?
(a) Only certain members of society are educated.
(b) Only certain members and their families are educated.
(c) Only the poorest are educated.
(d) Nobody gets a free education.

4. What did the philosopher Plato conceive of education as?
(a) The drawing out of ideas already submerged within the student.
(b) Of telling the student what to think and what not to think.
(c) Of a form of propaganda.
(d) The instilling of a moral code into a student.

5. What is the traditional power structure between teacher and students?
(a) The teacher has no power and the student has it all.
(b) Both teacher and student have power.
(c) The teacher has power while the student has none.
(d) Neither teacher or student have power.

6. In his teaching of opposed dualisms, what philosopher is Frier referencing?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Kant.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Nietzsche.

7. What does Friere say the Banking Education needs?
(a) Tools to punish students.
(b) Exams and grades to rate each students understanding of 'The' knowledge.
(c) Structors to enforce their will.
(d) Students.

8. In Friere's system, what is the educator's relationship to the oppressed?
(a) Related.
(b) Familiarity.
(c) One of solidarity with them.
(d) Friendliness.

9. What future negative aspects does the Banking Education promote, according to Friere?
(a) That a student, worker or citizen only has worth because of their training or job etc.
(b) Banking education teaches prejudice.
(c) Banking education teaches students to be cruel and tough.
(d) Banking education teaches violence.

10. Why, according to Friere, does an Untested Feasibility lead to Fear of Freedom?
(a) Because it is also an unknown.
(b) Because they are always dangerous.
(c) Because there is always something at risk.
(d) Because you have no control.

11. Why do traditional modes of teaching interfere with the development of a Subject, according to Friere?
(a) Because the subject has to spend money to go to school.
(b) Because the Subject gets taught lessons they are not interested in.
(c) Because a person has to either be in the right or wrong and, therefore, is not their own Subject.
(d) Because the subject has to spend their time going to school.

12. How does this institution 'teach' oppression?
(a) There are political posters on the walls.
(b) It uses tools of oppression such as caning.
(c) It enforces uniforms.
(d) It creates an internal 'culture of oppression' in the minds of the student.

13. What form of education does Friere determine is a contradiction?
(a) The Scientific Education.
(b) The Private Education.
(c) The banking-education system.
(d) The Religious Education.

14. How does Friere's problem-solving education promote equality?
(a) It treats the students with respect.
(b) Students are allowed to speak when spoken to.
(c) Students are paid for their time at school.
(d) It gives students rights.

15. What is a ‘Limit Situation’?
(a) A situation that frees the Subject.
(b) A situation that holds back the Subject.
(c) A Situation where the Subject has to confront their emotions.
(d) A situation with no themes involved.

Short Answer Questions

1. What issues does Friere believe the educator should be looking at?

2. Which social institution supports and continues oppression?

3. Who was Gabriel Bode?

4. What psychological term does Friere use for the teacher-student type of relationship?

5. What does Friere mean by 'codifications'?

(see the answer keys)

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