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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What changes in a child's relationship to society during the individuation process?
(a) The child becomes more included in a group.
(b) The child becomes more separated from society.
(c) Society shuns the child.
(d) There is no change in this relationship.

2. What biblical myth does Fromm reference?
(a) Man's explusion from paradise.
(b) Joseph and his brothers.
(c) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments.
(d) Noah's Ark.

3. What characteristic identified people during the Middle Ages?
(a) People were identified by their dress.
(b) People were identified by their occupations.
(c) People were identified by their birthplace.
(d) People were not separated by anything during this time.

4. Which writer summarized Fromm's thoughts on isolation and powerlessness?
(a) Engels.
(b) Julian Green.
(c) Marx.
(d) Kafka.

5. In the description of Emily's self-discovery, what did she examine when sitting on her perch?
(a) The skin of her hands.
(b) Her head.
(c) The clouds above her.
(d) The wind ruffling the tree branches.

6. What is static adaptation?
(a) When an existing structure is only partially changed.
(b) The habit is modified but not changed completely.
(c) Adaptation that requires no change.
(d) The adoption of a new habit.

7. Whose work about a ten-year-old child's awareness of self does Fromm reference?
(a) Engles.
(b) Marx.
(c) Freud.
(d) R. Hughes.

8. Who described moral isolation in "The Inventor's Suffering"?
(a) Fromm.
(b) Balzac.
(c) Marx.
(d) Freud.

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

10. What contradiction of freedom does Fromm discuss in his book?
(a) Man is more independent but also more isolated.
(b) Man is equally isolated and independent.
(c) Man is more isolated but less independent.
(d) Man has no increased isolation or independence.

11. What is often a negative result of man's freedom?
(a) Unhappiness.
(b) Greed.
(c) There is no negative result.
(d) Isolation.

12. What factor most affected a person's change of identify during the Middle Ages?
(a) HIs family.
(b) His occupation.
(c) His individuality.
(d) His religion.

13. What factor became the greatest social influence during the Renaissance?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Family.
(d) Education.

14. What does Fromm identify as the main motive for human behavior?
(a) Group belonging.
(b) Isolation.
(c) Individual freedom.
(d) Self-Preservation.

15. What drives man's struggle for self-promotion?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Individuality.
(c) The lack of love for one's self.
(d) Isolation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What psychological behavior was the main theme of Hitler's ideology?

2. How did Luther define selfishness?

3. What is a consequence for man eating the forbidden fruit?

4. What goal does Fromm identify as the "abolition of external domination"?

5. When are fears most likely to be flexible?

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