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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. What did the new wealthy class seek during the Renaissance?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Slaves.
(c) Control.
(d) Fame.

2. What religions attracted the middle class during the Renaissance?
(a) Hindu and Buddism.
(b) Judaism and Catholicism.
(c) Lutheranism and Calvinism.
(d) Catholicism and Islam.

3. Where did the Renaissance begin?
(a) Italy.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) United States.

4. What changes in a child's relationship to society during the individuation process?
(a) Society shuns the child.
(b) The child becomes more included in a group.
(c) There is no change in this relationship.
(d) The child becomes more separated from society.

5. What group of people fought in battles for freedom, as identified by Fromm?
(a) The oppressed.
(b) The Middle Class.
(c) The church.
(d) The wealthy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which great thinker does Fromm NOT credit in his book?

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

3. How did man view himself and nature during the Renaissance?

4. Why were individuals able to enjoy some expressive and emotional freedom during medieval times?

5. Whose work about a ten-year-old child's awareness of self does Fromm reference?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What new social class developed during the Renaissance and how did it affect their freedom?

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

4. How did the economic changes of the Renaissance impact the social order in society?

5. What are Freud's thoughts on man and society?

6. How does the biblical story of man's exodus from paradise relate to Fromm's ideas about choice and freedom?

7. What are the three falsehoods about authoritarianism?

8. What is the difference between static and dynamic adaptation?

9. How are Fromm's ideas about the individual and society different from Freud's analysis?

10. What aspects of the medieval system benefited the individual?

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