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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How did the Middle Ages support man's freedom?
(a) Man had an abundance of personal freedom.
(b) Personal freedom was reserved for the elite.
(c) Man had a lack of personal freedom.
(d) The Middle Ages were indifferent to freedom.

5. Which workers was the medieval economy based on?
(a) Traders.
(b) Capitalists.
(c) Farmers.
(d) Craftsmen and merchants.

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

7. What forces does an individual need freedom from in order to be a free individual?
(a) Freedom from authority and outside constraints.
(b) Freedom from family and friends.
(c) Freedom from self and family.
(d) Freedom from thinking and self.

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

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

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

11. What does Fromm cite as an example of dynamic adaptation?
(a) Psychopathy.
(b) Neurosis.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Psychosis.

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

13. What goal does Fromm identify as the "abolition of external domination"?
(a) Obedience to a leader.
(b) Freedom for the group.
(c) Freedom of the individual.
(d) A harmonious society.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is man's "biological weakness"?

2. Who is the servant of capitalism?

3. Why did the middle class see an increase in white-collar workers?

4. What new economic system grew out of the Reformation?

5. What happens to primary ties once they are cut?

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