The Pedagogy of the Oppressed Test | Final Test - Medium

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. 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.

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

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

4. What is a ‘Limit Act’?
(a) An action that the subject is forced to make because of oppression.
(b) Any action that the subject makes.
(c) An action the subject makes subconsciously.
(d) An action that the subject freely chooses to make.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Friere mean by 'codifications'?

2. Why do traditional modes of teaching interfere with the development of a Subject, according to Friere?

3. How does the educator use Themes and Epochal Units?

4. How must the problem in Friere's system be presented to the student?

5. What does Friere call this system of oppressive education?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Friere believe the educator must encourage the Subject to do?

2. Who was Gabriel Bode?

3. What is a Limit Act?

4. What is an Epochal Unit?

5. What are some of the hallmarks of oppressive education?

6. Why does Friere believe it is important to ally oneself with the poor?

7. Who is the educator working in partnership with?

8. What is the Thematic Universe?

9. What is a Subject in Friere’s analysis?

10. What is a Generative Theme?

(see the answer keys)

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