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 did Bode discuss about students that he observed?
(a) That they were necessarily interested in themselves and their situation unless they can link it to something else.
(b) They were bored most of the time.
(c) They were revolutionary.
(d) They were interested in everything he had to say.

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

3. What does 'inclusive education' mean?
(a) All members of society should be allowed to be educated.
(b) No members of society are allowed to be educated.
(c) Most of society is allowed to be educated.
(d) Some members of society are allowed to be educated.

4. What is a ‘Thematic Universe’?
(a) A type of book.
(b) Issues that most people overlook.
(c) Issues important to the whole world.
(d) Issues or problems that are important to a Subject.

5. 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.

6. How does a dialogue help the students, according to Friere?
(a) It teaches them how to agree with the political party.
(b) It encourages their vocal skills.
(c) By asking them to think about their problem and think up new ways to deal with it.
(d) It allows them to see the sense of the teacher's views.

7. How would a teacher teach in Friere's new education system outlined in Part 2?
(a) The student would ask all of the questions.
(b) Both teacher and student would look jointly at a common problem.
(c) The teacher would tell the student what to answer.
(d) The teacher would never tell the student the answer.

8. In what ways, according to Friere, does the educator have power over the students’ knowledge?
(a) The educator knows where the textbooks are kept.
(b) The educator knows which answer is right and wrong.
(c) The educator gives out gold stars to good students.
(d) Only the educator can write on the blackboard.

9. What symptom makes it obvious to Friere that traditional education is oppressive?
(a) There is still poverty and class divide.
(b) Teachers are given more respect than students.
(c) There is still an economic system.
(d) People are still canned at school.

10. How does Friere use the term ‘contradiction’?
(a) To refer to the oppressed.
(b) As a situation which runs counter to healthy human development.
(c) To mean a lie that is presented as a truth.
(d) As a truth that does not apply in every situation.

11. Which of the following is a form of Limit Act?
(a) Having to take a job you don't like because of poverty.
(b) Holding yourself back from what you want in life.
(c) Choosing any job you want.
(d) Being told what to do by a leader.

12. What does Friere write is the role of the teacher in traditional education?
(a) To help students.
(b) To be an authoritarian figure.
(c) To give the students better job chances.
(d) To ignore the students.

13. What characterizes an Epochal Unit?
(a) Fossilization.
(b) A lack of themes.
(c) A collection of certain themes.
(d) Marxism.

14. What is an ‘Untested Feasibility’?
(a) A situation outside of your Limit Situation.
(b) An impossible situation.
(c) A situation that denies the laws of gravity.
(d) A situation outside of your theme.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Friere's problem-solving system promote?

2. What did the philosopher Plato conceive of education as?

3. What is a ‘Limit Situation’?

4. Which groups in society does Friere believe that the educator should work with especially?

5. What characterizes an Untested Feasibility?

(see the answer keys)

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