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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following does Fromm NOT mention when discussing the definition of freedom?
(a) Freedom is the absence of pressure.
(b) Freedom is easily attained.
(c) For some, freedom is cherished.
(d) Freedom can be a threat.

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

4. What did man lose as a result of his new-found freedom during the Renaissance?
(a) Loss of money.
(b) Loss of security.
(c) Loss of family.
(d) Loss of social class.

5. 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.

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

7. How did man view himself and nature during the Renaissance?
(a) They were indifferent to one another.
(b) They were together.
(c) They relied on each other.
(d) They were separate.

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

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

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

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

12. What psychological approach did Fromm take with his work?
(a) Physiological.
(b) Social psychological.
(c) Medical.
(d) Psychoanalytical.

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

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

15. Who accompanied Robinson Crusoe on his adventures?
(a) No one.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Friday.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Fromm say increases a child's emotional state?

2. What tool developed out of the new capitalistic system that helped promote business?

3. Why is man unable to to realize his individuality when discovering his freedom?

4. What biblical myth does Fromm reference?

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

(see the answer keys)

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