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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term Fromm uses to describe an individual act that does not compromise one's integrity?
(a) Positive individuality.
(b) Negative freedom.
(c) Positive freedom.
(d) Positive acts.

2. What academic, who Fromm disagrees with, also wrote about the social interpretation of the human development?
(a) Pavlov.
(b) Freud.
(c) Engels.
(d) Jung.

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

4. What is society's character based on?
(a) Analyzing society is a waste of time.
(b) It can be based on the analysis of the individual.
(c) It cannot be based on the analysis of the individual.
(d) Analyzing the individual is a water of time.

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

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

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

8. What was the ultimate goal of the Nazi party?
(a) Gain freedom.
(b) Strengthen German society for everyone.
(c) Gain power.
(d) Give up power.

9. What approach to history views the economic interests as the cause of religion and political ideas?
(a) Laissez-faire.
(b) Economistic.
(c) Capitalistic.
(d) Bartering.

10. What name does Fromm give to the isolation that allows Fascism to grow?
(a) Mulch.
(b) Dirt.
(c) Fertile soil.
(d) Fertilizer.

11. Who replaces the original self?
(a) The actual self.
(b) The social self.
(c) The conforming self.
(d) The pseudo self.

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

13. Why did the first group of Germans who supported Hitler submit to the power of the Nazis?
(a) Resignation and tiredness.
(b) Power and greed.
(c) They wanted more freedom.
(d) Fear and isolation.

14. What is democratic socialism?
(a) A political and economic system with a central bureaucracy that is supported by the people.
(b) A political and economic system where the people vote for a dictator.
(c) Economic restictions with a free government.
(d) Fascism with economic liberalism.

15. What do masochists receive from their submissive acts?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Pain.
(c) Obedience.
(d) Power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What forces in a capitalistic society isolate people?

2. How did Fromm separate the two groups of German people who supported the Nazis?

3. What is "pseudo-thinking"?

4. What does the development of individual and social characters lead to?

5. What is "original" thought?

(see the answer keys)

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