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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What social force does man rely on from others?
(a) Protection.
(b) Love.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Civility.

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

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

4. What psychological behavior was the main theme of Hitler's ideology?
(a) Empathy for others.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Submission.
(d) Fear.

5. According to Calvin, what can change a person's destiny?
(a) Sin.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Wealth.

6. What happens to primary ties once they are cut?
(a) They cannot be mended.
(b) They can be mended if man gives up his freedom.
(c) They become secondary ties.
(d) Primary ties cannot be cut.

7. What group of people fought in battles for freedom, as identified by Fromm?
(a) The Middle Class.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) The oppressed.
(d) The church.

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

9. Which great thinker does Fromm NOT credit in his book?
(a) Freud.
(b) Marx.
(c) Nietzsche.
(d) Pavlov.

10. What did the Church during the Middle Ages promise people who accepted guilt for their sins?
(a) Disdain for sin.
(b) The church promised wealth.
(c) Forgiveness and unconditional love.
(d) The church did not do anything.

11. Why did the middle class see an increase in white-collar workers?
(a) Increased education.
(b) Political reform.
(c) Big business expansion.
(d) Immigration.

12. What does Fromm believe is the greatest assertion of individuality?
(a) Dying while fighting for your freedom.
(b) Fighting for freedom was not worth it.
(c) Fighting for oppression was easier than fighting for freedom.
(d) Fighting for oppression.

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

14. Why would Fromm view the action of man eating the forbidden fruit as a positive act?
(a) Man fought against nature.
(b) Man separated himself from woman.
(c) Man took a risk.
(d) Man took a step toward becoming an individual.

15. Why were individuals able to enjoy some expressive and emotional freedom during medieval times?
(a) They did not have any freedom whastoever.
(b) The freedom was given to them by the church.
(c) They fought for this freedom.
(d) They knew their exact place in the social order.

Short Answer Questions

1. What political ideology did John Dewey discuss?

2. According to Fromm, what religious thinking helps society prepare for capitalism?

3. What organizations were formed during the Renaissance to control prices?

4. Who described the fearful individual as tormented by self-doubt?

5. In what country did John Calvin's Protestant movement get started?

(see the answer keys)

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