The Pedagogy of the Oppressed Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Donald Macedo, Myra Bergman Ramos, and Paula Freire
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is dialogue so important to break these oppressive pedagogies?

2. Who does Friere explain is dehumanized through the Oppression and Oppressed relationship?

3. According to Friere, what must the Oppressed first learn to do if they want to be free?

4. Who is the author of this book?

5. Who will become freed when the Oppressed rise up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Culture of Oppression?

2. What is the Fear of Freedom?

3. Who was Mr. Giddy?

4. What does critical thinking lead to, according to Friere?

5. What is the importance of critical thought to the author?

6. How can we oppose oppressive pedagogies?

7. What is a necrophilous personality?

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

9. What is Phenomenology?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Friere's idea of Epochal Units. Is this a simplistic way of looking at cultural history or do you believe it to be accurate? Cite your societies own Epochal Units.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Friere's idea of the Generative and the Thematic Universe. How does it work, according to Friere, and what would be good examples of this in today’s society?

Essay Topic 3

With reference to the text, what is Gabriel Bodes' theory of didactic materials and how does he believe that they should be used? Come up with examples of your own to show this theory.

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