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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. Which of the following was NOT a restriction during the Middle Ages?
(a) Man could change his social order.
(b) Man could move anywhere he wanted.
(c) Man could change his dress attire.
(d) Artisans could sell at any price.

2. What tool developed out of the new capitalistic system that helped promote business?
(a) Advertising.
(b) Sales.
(c) Discounts.
(d) Coupons.

3. According to Freud, how is man best described?
(a) Anti-social.
(b) Indecisive.
(c) Pyschotic.
(d) Impressionable.

4. What is NOT mentioned as a possible consequence for dynamic adaptation?
(a) Anxiety.
(b) Hostility.
(c) Joy.
(d) Submission.

5. What contradiction of freedom does Fromm discuss in his book?
(a) Man is more isolated but less independent.
(b) Man is more independent but also more isolated.
(c) Man has no increased isolation or independence.
(d) Man is equally isolated and independent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What changes in a child's relationship to society during the individuation process?

2. Who is the servant of capitalism?

3. What develops as a child grows and primary ties are cut?

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

5. What did Luther teach about man?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the differences between an individual's freedom between the medieval and modern societies?

2. How does the history of the child relates to Fromm's ideas about freedom?

3. How do Fromm and Luther differ in the definition of selfishness?

4. What is the significance of the department store reference that Fromm makes in the chapter, "The Two Aspects of Freedom and Modern Man"?

5. How did the Protestant Reformation affect individual freedom?

6. What was the economic system like during medieval times?

7. What is the significance of World War I when talking about freedom?

8. What are Fromm's ideas about work, the economy, and society?

9. What are Fromm's thoughts about the battles for freedom in the chapter "Freedom-A Psychological Problem"?

10. What are the three falsehoods about authoritarianism?

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