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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 does Friere think the true goal of education is?
(a) To enhance one's career choices.
(b) To give the school a good name.
(c) To make good grade statistics.
(d) To empower students.

2. Why are power structures necessarily bad, according to Friere?
(a) Because those at the bottom express unthinking loyalty.
(b) Because those at the top always turn into dictators.
(c) Because they always have the weak at the bottom and the strong at the top.
(d) Because they cost a lot to maintain.

3. 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) European government.
(d) Televisual society.

4. What is propaganda?
(a) A type of school.
(b) The spread of state-sponsored lies, views or opinions.
(c) A type of society.
(d) A type of philosophy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the oppressed classes usually stereotyped by their oppressors?

2. What is Philosophy?

3. What is the goal of critical consciousness?

4. Who are the Oppressors?

5. What is pedagogy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Fear of Freedom?

2. Why does Paulo Friere think that critical thinking is so important?

3. Which thinker came up with the term necrophilous?

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

5. What is the Culture of Oppression?

6. What is a pedagogy?

7. How do the Oppressors characterize the Oppressed?

8. What is the purpose of critical pedagogy?

9. Who was Paulo Friere?

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

(see the answer keys)

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