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 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.

2. 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) Only the educator can write on the blackboard.
(d) The educator gives out gold stars to good students.

3. What does Friere mean by 'codifications'?
(a) Materials to be decoded.
(b) Secret messages.
(c) Teaching aids.
(d) Titles and honors.

4. 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) It gives students rights.
(d) Students are paid for their time at school.

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

6. 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) The teacher would never tell the student the answer.
(c) The teacher would tell the student what to answer.
(d) Both teacher and student would look jointly at a common problem.

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

8. Why does Friere believe it is important for an educator to partner with local people?
(a) Because the educator can understand the oppressed people better.
(b) Because they can spread their costs on society.
(c) Because the oppressed will be able to judge the educator better.
(d) Because they can be helped out of their oppression.

9. How must the problem in Friere's system be presented to the student?
(a) The problem must be chosen by the student.
(b) The problem must be given to the student by the teacher.
(c) The problem must be related to their lives in some way.
(d) The problem must be unrelated to the student’s personal experience.

10. Which groups in society does Friere believe that the educator should work with especially?
(a) The middle class.
(b) The richest.
(c) Those in power.
(d) The poorest members of society.

11. How does the educator use Themes and Epochal Units?
(a) He tells the students when to avoid them.
(b) He recognizes them and encourages students to do the same.
(c) He tries to ignore them.
(d) He tells the students which one is right or wrong.

12. What is the teacher’s role in the problem-solving education?
(a) A judge.
(b) The decider of right from wrong.
(c) They do not have a role.
(d) A facilitator of a dialogue.

13. Why does Friere think that a specific form of education is a contradiction?
(a) It doesn't teach, it only punishes.
(b) It doesn't teach, it just imparts.
(c) It supports the economy.
(d) It supports the military.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does 'inclusive education' mean?

2. Why does Friere disagree with Banking Education?

3. What is 'didactic material?'

4. Which social institution supports and continues oppression?

5. Why is solidarity with the oppressed important, according to Friere?

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