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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 is static adaptation?
(a) The adoption of a new habit.
(b) Adaptation that requires no change.
(c) When an existing structure is only partially changed.
(d) The habit is modified but not changed completely.

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

3. According to Fromm, what religious thinking helps society prepare for capitalism?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Hindu.
(d) Protestanism.

4. Who described moral isolation in "The Inventor's Suffering"?
(a) Freud.
(b) Balzac.
(c) Marx.
(d) Fromm.

5. What factor became the greatest social influence during the Renaissance?
(a) Family.
(b) Education.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Individuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did man lose as a result of his new-found freedom during the Renaissance?

2. What political ideology did John Dewey discuss?

3. According to Freud, how is man best described?

4. What psychological approach did Fromm take with his work?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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. What are Fromm's thoughts about the choices an individual faces?

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

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

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

9. How did the Protestant Reformation affect individual freedom?

10. What are the three falsehoods about authoritarianism?

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