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

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

3. What does the author mean by the fear of freedom?
(a) Fear of authority figures.
(b) The fear of being thrown in jail.
(c) Being allowed to say what you like.
(d) The mistaken idea of what being free looks like.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Eric Fromm?

2. Does one have to live in a tyrannical state to be oppressed?

3. What is the purpose of critical pedagogy?

4. Why did Mr. Giddy hold his specific view on education?

5. What is the goal of critical consciousness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a pedagogy?

2. What must first happen before there is a revolution?

3. What is the purpose of critical pedagogy?

4. What happens when the Culture of Oppression becomes internalized?

5. What is the Fear of Freedom?

6. What is Phenomenology?

7. What does it mean to be humanized?

8. Which thinker came up with the term necrophilous?

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

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

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