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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 do both societies and individuals possess that make them unique?
(a) Characters.
(b) Power.
(c) Greed.
(d) Money.

2. What does the social character influence?
(a) The economic process.
(b) The democractic system.
(c) The social progress.
(d) The individual's desire for freedom.

3. What name does Fromm give to the isolation that allows Fascism to grow?
(a) Fertilizer.
(b) Dirt.
(c) Fertile soil.
(d) Mulch.

4. What is "original" thought?
(a) Thoughts that orginate in the individual.
(b) A thought someone has that they think is their own.
(c) A thought that someone wants you to believe.
(d) Thoughts that originate from another person.

5. What is the social function of education?
(a) Prepare the individual for the role he plays later in society.
(b) Make children polite.
(c) Make children understand rules.
(d) Prepare children to separate from society.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is automaton conformity?

2. How does Fromm categorize the first group of Germans who supported the Nazis?

3. According to Fromm, why does sadism appear natural?

4. What approach to history views the economic interests as the cause of religion and political ideas?

5. What forces in a capitalistic society isolate people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What traits of an authoritarian character did Hitler possess?

2. Why was Nazism so appealing to the lower middle class of Germans?

3. What is automaton conformity?

4. What is spontaneous action and original thought?

5. How does social character affect different groups?

6. What role does the family have in developing the character structure of an individual?

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

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

9. What is social character?

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

(see the answer keys)

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