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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. Whose work about a ten-year-old child's awareness of self does Fromm reference?
(a) Marx.
(b) Freud.
(c) Engles.
(d) R. Hughes.

2. Why would Fromm view the action of man eating the forbidden fruit as a positive act?
(a) Man took a risk.
(b) Man fought against nature.
(c) Man separated himself from woman.
(d) Man took a step toward becoming an individual.

3. What political tool was used to influence an individual who was voting?
(a) Speeches.
(b) Political propaganda.
(c) Campaigns.
(d) Voting blocs.

4. What did Luther teach about man?
(a) He is an individual.
(b) He is not free.
(c) He is moral.
(d) He is inherently corrupt.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Fromm, what competing forces does man struggle with?

2. What time period did the process of individuation reach its peak?

3. What cultural time period was Europe moving toward, following the Middle Ages?

4. What does Fromm call the political freedoms associated with capitalism?

5. Which of the following does Fromm NOT mention when discussing the definition of freedom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What are the three falsehoods about authoritarianism?

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

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

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