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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the Renaissance begin?
(a) France.
(b) Italy.
(c) Germany.
(d) United States.

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. What political ideology did John Dewey discuss?
(a) Republicanism.
(b) Facism.
(c) Communism.
(d) Capitalism.

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

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

10. What does Fromm call the political freedoms associated with capitalism?
(a) Negative freedoms.
(b) Monetary freedoms.
(c) Positive freedoms.
(d) Capitalistic freedoms.

11. What new economic system grew out of the Reformation?
(a) Laissez-faire.
(b) Trade.
(c) Working class domination.
(d) Capitalism.

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

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

14. What organizations were formed during the Renaissance to control prices?
(a) Unions.
(b) Monopolies.
(c) The church.
(d) Guilds.

15. How does Fromm define selfishness?
(a) Ignoring others.
(b) Enjoying capitalism.
(c) Being aware of one's self.
(d) Acting in one's self-interest.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What reason does Fromm cite for the rise of authoritarian leaders like Hitler?

3. Fromm likens man's sin of eating the forbidden fruit to what act?

4. How did Luther define selfishness?

5. Why does an individual adapt to a new situation and habit?

(see the answer keys)

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