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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did man view himself and nature during the Renaissance?
(a) They were together.
(b) They relied on each other.
(c) They were separate.
(d) They were indifferent to one another.

2. What is the name of Franz Kafka's work that Fromm references in his book?
(a) The Trial.
(b) Amerika.
(c) Throne.
(d) Castle.

3. Which of the following does Fromm NOT mention when discussing the definition of freedom?
(a) For some, freedom is cherished.
(b) Freedom is the absence of pressure.
(c) Freedom can be a threat.
(d) Freedom is easily attained.

4. Which great thinker does Fromm NOT credit in his book?
(a) Freud.
(b) Marx.
(c) Pavlov.
(d) Nietzsche.

5. What drives man's struggle for self-promotion?
(a) Individuality.
(b) Freedom.
(c) The lack of love for one's self.
(d) Isolation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What cultural time period was Europe moving toward, following the Middle Ages?

2. What political tool was used to influence an individual who was voting?

3. Who is the servant of capitalism?

4. In the description of Emily's self-discovery, what did she examine when sitting on her perch?

5. Which workers was the medieval economy based on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What economic changes altered the social ideology at the end of the 16th century?

2. How did Lutheranism challenge the Catholic Church?

3. How does capitalism affect an individual's freedom, and what are Fromm's criticisms of capitalism?

4. How was fascism viewed when it first came to power?

5. How does Fromm feel about man gaining freedom but losing personal security?

6. What are Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Kafka, and Green's points of view with regards to the individual?

7. How did capitalism change the individual's role in society?

8. What were John Calvin's ideas about religion, and how were they similar and different to Luther's ideologies?

9. What does Fromm say about man's value is determined by the capitalistic economy?

10. What are the three falsehoods about authoritarianism?

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