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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 can change a person's destiny?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Sin.
(d) Nothing.

2. What independent business does Fromm reference as a model for the new middle class?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Gas station owners.
(c) Farmers.
(d) Artisans.

3. What did the Church during the Middle Ages promise people who accepted guilt for their sins?
(a) Disdain for sin.
(b) The church did not do anything.
(c) Forgiveness and unconditional love.
(d) The church promised wealth.

4. What economic related problem led to feelings of individual powerlessness?
(a) Trade unions.
(b) High taxes.
(c) Guilds.
(d) Unemployment.

5. According to Fromm's animal kingdom analogy, why is man so helpless at birth?
(a) Man relies on learning in order to adapt to nature.
(b) Man is disconnected from his fellow man.
(c) Man needs others to guide him.
(d) Man is disconnected from nature.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which workers was the medieval economy based on?

3. What group of people fought in battles for freedom, as identified by Fromm?

4. What time period was marked by man's darkness and scheming?

5. What does Fromm cite as an example of dynamic adaptation?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Lutheranism challenge the Catholic Church?

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

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

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

6. How does Fromm uses freedom of speech to explain that when a freedom is gained, it is also restricted?

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

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

9. How did the Protestant Reformation affect individual freedom?

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

(see the answer keys)

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