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

2. What organizations were formed during the Renaissance to control prices?
(a) Unions.
(b) The church.
(c) Monopolies.
(d) Guilds.

3. What did the new wealthy class seek during the Renaissance?
(a) Fame.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Control.
(d) Slaves.

4. Why were individuals able to enjoy some expressive and emotional freedom during medieval times?
(a) They fought for this freedom.
(b) They knew their exact place in the social order.
(c) The freedom was given to them by the church.
(d) They did not have any freedom whastoever.

5. When are fears most likely to be flexible?
(a) Never.
(b) Geriatrics.
(c) Childhood.
(d) Adulthood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What develops as a child grows and primary ties are cut?

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

3. What is NOT mentioned as a possible consequence for dynamic adaptation?

4. What political tool was used to influence an individual who was voting?

5. Why would Fromm view the action of man eating the forbidden fruit as a positive act?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a democratic society put pressure on individuals to conform?

2. What is true freedom and what do Fromm's critics fear it can lead to?

3. How did Luther's teachings support capitalism?

4. How is an individual's character structure affected by economic and political changes?

5. What role does character play in the individual and society?

6. What are the consequences for the individual and society when pressure to conform exists?

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

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

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

10. What two choices does a person have when confronted by isolation and fear in achieving freedom?

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