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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 has a key role in human development?
(a) Individual forces.
(b) Religious forces.
(c) Social forces.
(d) Family forces.

2. What does the development of individual and social characters lead to?
(a) The collapse of society.
(b) More freedom for the individual.
(c) Less freedom for the individual.
(d) The development of historical events.

3. What does Fromm say even a democratic society can pressure individuals to do?
(a) Dominate others.
(b) Conform.
(c) Give up their money.
(d) Submit to others.

4. What political ideology is a historical example of authoritarian mechanism?
(a) Anarchy.
(b) Communism.
(c) Nazism.
(d) Democracy.

5. Whose theory about economic gains driving history have many historians misunderstood?
(a) Engels.
(b) Bancroft.
(c) Marx.
(d) Freud.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is it possible for people to conform without their knowledge?

2. What is a mutually beneficial relationship called?

3. How did Hitler feel about Germany?

4. Who replaces the original self?

5. What psychological approach does Fromm use to study history?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does social character affect different groups?

2. What are the similarities and differences between sadism and destructiveness?

3. How does the loss of identify affect an individual's willingness to conform, and what are the consequences for it?

4. What is the social function of education?

5. According to Fromm, why are "normal" people willing to conform to the ideas of an authoritarian character?

6. What is automaton conformity?

7. What was life like for the lower, middle class following World War I? How did these conditions impact impacted their submission to Nazism?

8. What is the relationship between sadism and masochism? How does the relationship affect authoritarian characters?

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

10. What were the economic, social, and political conditions like in Germany prior to Hitler's rise to power?

(see the answer keys)

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