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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 structure does Fromm suggest should be part of the psychological aspect of society?
(a) Economy.
(b) Education.
(c) Family.
(d) Society.

2. What is Fromm's theory about Hitler and the success of the Nazi party?
(a) Hitler was well-regarded in world politics.
(b) Hitler wanted to unify people.
(c) The German people adored Hitler.
(d) The explanation is as psychological as Hitler was neurotic.

3. What is society's character based on?
(a) It can be based on the analysis of the individual.
(b) Analyzing the individual is a water of time.
(c) It cannot be based on the analysis of the individual.
(d) Analyzing society is a waste of time.

4. What did the lower, middle class of Nazi Germany do for a living?
(a) Government employees.
(b) Farmers.
(c) Shopkeepers, artisans, and white collar workers.
(d) Doctors, lawyers, and accountants.

5. Why did the first group of Germans who supported Hitler submit to the power of the Nazis?
(a) Fear and isolation.
(b) Resignation and tiredness.
(c) Power and greed.
(d) They wanted more freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is democratic socialism?

2. What academic, who Fromm disagrees with, also wrote about the social interpretation of the human development?

3. According to Fromm, who must the economy be a servant to?

4. Why does Fromm suggest analyzing psychological mechanisms in individuals?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Fromm describe masochistic people?

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

6. What two false theories does Fromm discount that accounted for the rise of Nazism?

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

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

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

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

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