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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. According to Calvin, what does leading a virtuous life alleviate?
(a) Predestination.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Sin.
(d) Fate.

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

3. According to Fromm, what competing forces does man struggle with?
(a) Fairness and greed.
(b) Money and loyalty.
(c) Individuality and freedom.
(d) Ego and modesty.

4. How did the Middle Ages support man's freedom?
(a) Personal freedom was reserved for the elite.
(b) The Middle Ages were indifferent to freedom.
(c) Man had an abundance of personal freedom.
(d) Man had a lack of personal freedom.

5. Why does an individual adapt to a new situation and habit?
(a) They adapt whn an old habit is broken in favor of a new one.
(b) They adapt to a new situation out of necessity to a situation.
(c) They adapt when a new habit cannot be formed.
(d) They adapt to a situation out of choice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who described the fearful individual as tormented by self-doubt?

2. What does Fromm believe is the greatest assertion of individuality?

3. Why does man suffer from eating the forbidden fruit?

4. Which writer recognized man's lust for power?

5. What tool developed out of the new capitalistic system that helped promote business?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the similarities and differences between sadism and destructiveness?

2. What characteristics describe the second group of Germans who supported the Nazis?

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

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

5. What qualities did Hitler and Nazism possess that appealed to a large population of Germans?

6. How does formal education limit a child's freedom?

7. What is automaton conformity?

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

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

10. How does Fromm describe sadistic people?

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