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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following did man NOT have to face while living in Eden?
(a) Work.
(b) Choice
(c) Happiness.
(d) Freedom.

2. What social class found Lutheranism the most appealing?
(a) Upper Class.
(b) Royalty.
(c) Middle Class.
(d) Lower Class.

3. What did the social order provide individuals during the Middle Ages?
(a) Money.
(b) Feelings of security and belonging.
(c) Individuality.
(d) Freedom.

4. What group was responsible for improving the economic position of the worker?
(a) Big business.
(b) Trade unions.
(c) Guilds.
(d) The distant boss.

5. According to Fromm, what religious thinking helps society prepare for capitalism?
(a) Protestanism.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Hindu.

6. In what country did John Calvin's Protestant movement get started?
(a) Italy.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) Switzerland.

7. What relationship connects oneself to the world without compromising individuality?
(a) Work and family.
(b) Religion and society.
(c) Man and society.
(d) Man and nature.

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

9. 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.

10. Fromm likens man's sin of eating the forbidden fruit to what act?
(a) An act of anger.
(b) An act of freedom.
(c) An act of kindness.
(d) An act of greed.

11. What is the name of Franz Kafka's work that Fromm references in his book?
(a) Amerika.
(b) Castle.
(c) The Trial.
(d) Throne.

12. What cultural time period was Europe moving toward, following the Middle Ages?
(a) The Industrial Revolution.
(b) The Renaissance.
(c) The Dark Ages.
(d) The Religious Era.

13. What does Fromm say increases a child's emotional state?
(a) Calm.
(b) Protection.
(c) Insecurity.
(d) Intelligence.

14. Why was medieval man in bondage?
(a) He was not self-aware.
(b) He was still bound by primary ties.
(c) He was not part of a group.
(d) He was bound to the church.

15. Why does an individual adapt to a new situation and habit?
(a) They adapt when a new habit cannot be formed.
(b) They adapt whn an old habit is broken in favor of a new one.
(c) They adapt to a situation out of choice.
(d) They adapt to a new situation out of necessity to a situation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What drives man's struggle for self-promotion?

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

3. What outlined most new freedoms of the Reformation?

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

5. What forces does an individual need freedom from in order to be a free individual?

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