Escape from Freedom Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Emergence of the Individual and the Ambiguity of Freedom.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is man unable to to realize his individuality when discovering his freedom?
(a) He is unaware of the power of his actions.
(b) He does not care about his individuality.
(c) He feels too guilty.
(d) He is unable to govern himself.

2. According to Fromm's animal kingdom analogy, why is man so helpless at birth?
(a) Man is disconnected from his fellow man.
(b) Man needs others to guide him.
(c) Man is disconnected from nature.
(d) Man relies on learning in order to adapt to nature.

3. What is man's "biological weakness"?
(a) Instinct.
(b) Power.
(c) Nature.
(d) Human culture.

4. What is a consequence for man eating the forbidden fruit?
(a) Man lost freedom.
(b) Man is at peace with nature.
(c) There is discord between man and nature.
(d) Man lost his family.

5. What goal does Fromm identify as the "abolition of external domination"?
(a) Freedom for the group.
(b) Freedom of the individual.
(c) A harmonious society.
(d) Obedience to a leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is often a negative result of man's freedom?

2. What develops as a child grows and primary ties are cut?

3. According to Fromm, what competing forces does man struggle with?

4. Why does man suffer from eating the forbidden fruit?

5. What is NOT mentioned as a possible consequence for dynamic adaptation?

(see the answer key)

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