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 does man suffer from eating the forbidden fruit?
(a) He believes that what he did was wrong.
(b) He feels separated from nature and alone.
(c) He does not suffer.
(d) He feels greedy.

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

3. In "Freedom-A Psychological Problem," how does Fromm define work?
(a) Work is anything man does for the group.
(b) Work is concrete and part of an economic system.
(c) Work is anything man does for himself.
(d) Work is whatever the individual wants it to be.

4. What reason does Fromm cite for the rise of authoritarian leaders like Hitler?
(a) These societies were lacking training in democracy.
(b) These leaders were too forceful and its members could not resist.
(c) People were seeking ways to escape from the responsibility of freedom.
(d) These leaders were cunning and used trickery to get their way.

5. What war do many consider to be ultimate victory for freedom, according to Fromm?
(a) The French Revolution.
(b) The American Revolution.
(c) World War II.
(d) World War I.

Short Answer Questions

1. What biblical myth does Fromm reference?

2. What does Fromm believe is the greatest assertion of individuality?

3. Who described moral isolation in "The Inventor's Suffering"?

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

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

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