Escape from Freedom Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when the political restraints that an individual has come to rely on are removed?
(a) The fear and isolation are completely eliminated.
(b) People finally feel free and individual.
(c) The fear and isolation are made much worse.
(d) There is still fear, and isolated people find something new to depend on.

2. Why did the second group of Germans who both supported the Nazis and adopt their ideas submit to Hitler?
(a) Nazism appealed to their desire for authoritarianism.
(b) They wanted to have more freedom.
(c) They wanted to dominate others.
(d) They enjoyed fewer taxes under Nazism.

3. What is "Mein Kampf"?
(a) Hitler's autobiography.
(b) A book about pre-Hitler Germany.
(c) A book about the Holocaust.
(d) A German history book.

4. What did Hitler's sadistic nature lead him to desire?
(a) He wished to help others.
(b) He wanted to dominate and be submissive.
(c) He sought power over others.
(d) He wanted to be dominated.

5. What forces in a capitalistic society isolate people?
(a) Familial forces.
(b) Social forces.
(c) Economic forces.
(d) Religious forces.

6. What German social class both submitted to Hitler and fully adopted his Nazi ideology?
(a) Upper class.
(b) Upper, middle class.
(c) Nobility.
(d) Lower, middle class.

7. What has a key role in human development?
(a) Family forces.
(b) Individual forces.
(c) Social forces.
(d) Religious forces.

8. What do both societies and individuals possess that make them unique?
(a) Characters.
(b) Greed.
(c) Power.
(d) Money.

9. How does Fromm categorize the second group of Germans who supported the Nazis?
(a) Those who were indifferent to Nazism.
(b) Those who stood against Nazism.
(c) Those who disagreed with Nazism.
(d) Those who fully adopted Nazism.

10. What is Fromm's theory about Hitler and the success of the Nazi party?
(a) The German people adored Hitler.
(b) Hitler was well-regarded in world politics.
(c) The explanation is as psychological as Hitler was neurotic.
(d) Hitler wanted to unify people.

11. What do sadists seek?
(a) They seek to dominate others.
(b) They seek submission.
(c) They seek to be dominated.
(d) They avoid dominance.

12. What type of character was familiar to the lower, middle class?
(a) Liberal.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Authoritarian.
(d) Capitalistic.

13. What is one false theory about why the Nazis came to power?
(a) The Nazi party was the least popular.
(b) The Nazis came to power via a strong political figure who coerced society.
(c) The German people wanted the Nazi party to rise to power.
(d) The Nazi party rigged elections.

14. Whose theory about economic gains driving history have many historians misunderstood?
(a) Bancroft.
(b) Freud.
(c) Engels.
(d) Marx.

15. Which view of human culture takes into account how religious ideas develop economic behavior?
(a) Idealistic.
(b) Democratic.
(c) Utopian.
(d) Socialistic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What political belief aligns with Fromm's definition of freedom?

2. Why does Fromm suggest analyzing psychological mechanisms in individuals?

3. What is NOT a characteristic of the old, middle class that Fromm identifies?

4. What assumptions about man are made that lead people to fear chaos if he acts only in accordance with himself?

5. What feelings increase when automatic behaviors, like conformity, exist?

(see the answer keys)

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