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Donald Macedo, Myra Bergman Ramos, and Paula Freire
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, in the author’s estimation, is a critical consciousness?
(a) A form of mental illness.
(b) A very important individual.
(c) The ability to question everything rationally.
(d) A mind that never questions anything.

2. What is a 'culture of oppression' according to Friere?
(a) European government.
(b) When entire societal views, media and beliefs that are based around maintaining class structure.
(c) American Senate system.
(d) Televisual society.

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

4. What is Marxism?
(a) A company.
(b) Another word for Russian.
(c) A type of education system.
(d) The idea that the power must be in the hands of an egalitarian society.

5. What is a necrophilous person, according to Fromm?
(a) Someone who studies the dead.
(b) Someone who studies the past.
(c) Someone who wants life controlled, mechanized and ordered.
(d) Someone who studies beetles.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are philosophy and critical consciousness linked?

2. What is a critical consciousness?

3. What does Friere state unapologetically that his position is?

4. What does Friere think the true goal of education is?

5. What is Friere's conception of the static reality?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Phenomenology?

2. Which thinker came up with the term necrophilous?

3. What is the difference between a revolutionary, a reactionary and a rebel?

4. What does it mean to be humanized?

5. What is the humanizing process?

6. What is a necrophilous personality?

7. What is the Culture of Oppression?

8. What does Paulo Friere want to change about the education system?

9. What is the purpose of critical pedagogy?

10. Is Friere's revolution a violent one?

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