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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do Fromm's critics fear will happen to society during the process of individuality?
(a) Capitalism.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Communism.
(d) Democracy.

3. What is "original" thought?
(a) A thought that someone wants you to believe.
(b) Thoughts that originate from another person.
(c) A thought someone has that they think is their own.
(d) Thoughts that orginate in the individual.

4. What is "pseudo-thinking"?
(a) Impulsive thoughts.
(b) Unconscious repitition of other's opinions as our own.
(c) Pretending to think.
(d) Pretending to act on a thought.

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

6. Who does the individual submit to when conforming?
(a) Society.
(b) Self.
(c) He does not submit.
(d) A powerful leader.

7. What is the social function of education?
(a) Make children polite.
(b) Prepare children to separate from society.
(c) Prepare the individual for the role he plays later in society.
(d) Make children understand rules.

8. What is a mutually beneficial relationship called?
(a) Symbiosis.
(b) Syllabus.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Sympathy.

9. When he first came to power, which social class did Hitler favor?
(a) Lower class.
(b) Nobility.
(c) Middle class.
(d) Upper class.

10. What German class of people was most likely to submit to Nazism?
(a) Lower, middle classes.
(b) Royalty.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Working class.

11. What political and economic beliefs does Fromm wish to reconnect man with?
(a) Marxism and a capitalistic economy.
(b) Democratic principles and a planned economy.
(c) Fascism and a market driven economy.
(d) Communism and a socialist economy.

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

13. What kind of acts are "phenomena of abundance"?
(a) Acts of individuality.
(b) Malicious acts.
(c) Calculated acts.
(d) Free or spontaneous acts.

14. What German social class supported Hitler but did not adopt his ideologies?
(a) Working class and liberal.
(b) Upper class and conservative.
(c) Upper class and liberal.
(d) Middle class and moderate.

15. What is an authoritarian character?
(a) A person who submits to authority but does not hold it over others.
(b) A person who seeks authority over others.
(c) A person who does not respect authority.
(d) A person who submits to authority and wants to exercise authority over others.

Short Answer Questions

1. What psychological approach does Fromm use to study history?

2. What political ideology is a historical example of authoritarian mechanism?

3. What is one false theory about why the Nazis came to power?

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

5. What practice does Fromm cite evidence that an individual's thoughts could be suggested by someone else?

(see the answer keys)

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