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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 social force does man rely on from others?
(a) Cooperation.
(b) Love.
(c) Civility.
(d) Protection.

2. Which writer recognized man's lust for power?
(a) Locke.
(b) Machiavelli.
(c) Newton.
(d) Hobbes.

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

4. Who described the fearful individual as tormented by self-doubt?
(a) Kiekegaard.
(b) Marx.
(c) Freud.
(d) Fromm.

5. What is individuation?
(a) A time when an individual gives up his individuality.
(b) The growing process of the individual.
(c) The process by which the group singles out an individual.
(d) When an individual loses his identity to the group.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Franz Kafka's work that Fromm references in his book?

2. What violent acts between countries added to feelings of powerlessness and anxiety during the nineteenth century?

3. Why did the middle class see an increase in white-collar workers?

4. What example does Fromm use to point out a contradiction of freedom?

5. What new economic system grew out of the Reformation?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How was fascism viewed when it first came to power?

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

4. How did Luther's teachings support capitalism?

5. How does an individual's learning further the process of individuation and how does this affect a child's relationship with his mother?

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

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

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

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

10. What economic changes altered the social ideology at the end of the 16th century?

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