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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What social structure does Fromm suggest should be part of the psychological aspect of society?
2. Which view of human culture takes into account how religious ideas develop economic behavior?
3. What dual desires did Nazi ideology appeal to?
(a) Dominance and submission.
(b) Wealth and knowledge.
(c) Power and dominance.
(d) Submission and power.
4. What does Fromm argue that leads to man act destructively?
(a) Isolation and fear causes man to act destructively.
(b) Freedom causes man to act destructively.
(c) Participation in a group causes man to act destructively.
(d) Capitalism causes man to act destructively.
5. Why did the first group of Germans who supported Hitler submit to the power of the Nazis?
(a) They wanted more freedom.
(b) Fear and isolation.
(c) Power and greed.
(d) Resignation and tiredness.
6. What is a mutually beneficial relationship called?
7. What does Fromm believe each individual is capable of expressing, as discussed in the chapter "Freedom and Democracy"?
(a) Expressing himself as an individual.
(b) Expressing a desire to mend primary ties.
(c) Expressing his sadomasochistic desires.
(d) Expressing himself as part of a group.
8. What is Fromm's theory about Hitler and the success of the Nazi party?
(a) Hitler was well-regarded in world politics.
(b) Hitler wanted to unify people.
(c) The German people adored Hitler.
(d) The explanation is as psychological as Hitler was neurotic.
9. How did Hitler feel about Germany?
(a) He did not want to see Germany succeed.
(b) He disliked Germany.
(c) He felt indifferently.
(d) He loved Germany.
10. What do masochists receive from their submissive acts?
11. What did the lower, middle class of Nazi Germany do for a living?
(b) Shopkeepers, artisans, and white collar workers.
(c) Doctors, lawyers, and accountants.
(d) Government employees.
12. What does Fromm believe to be the main driving force in history?
(a) Economic indifference.
(b) Economic equality.
(c) Economic similarities.
(d) Economic difference.
13. What does Fromm say even a democratic society can pressure individuals to do?
(a) Give up their money.
(b) Submit to others.
(c) Dominate others.
14. In the chapter "Freedom and Democracy," how does a person develop individuality?
(a) Making the self and others the center of one's world.
(b) Excluding the self from being the center of one's world.
(c) Making the self the center of one's world.
(d) Making the self the center of society.
15. What political and economic beliefs does Fromm wish to reconnect man with?
(a) Fascism and a market driven economy.
(b) Communism and a socialist economy.
(c) Democratic principles and a planned economy.
(d) Marxism and a capitalistic economy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What psychological idea is destructiveness related to?
2. What is the term Fromm uses to describe an individual act that does not compromise one's integrity?
3. How did Fromm separate the two groups of German people who supported the Nazis?
4. What world event left Germany in financial ruin and ultimately fostered support for Hitler among the lower, middle class Germans?
5. What was the ultimate goal of the Nazi party?
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