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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 historian believed that religion drives the social process?
(a) Kafka.
(b) Weber.
(c) Engels.
(d) Marx.

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

3. When he first came to power, which social class did Hitler favor?
(a) Lower class.
(b) Nobility.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Middle class.

4. What political ideology is reinforced by an authoritarian character?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Hinduism.
(c) Communism.
(d) Facism.

5. What psychological approach does Fromm use to study history?
(a) Multiple Perspectives.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Ethnocentricity.
(d) Psychoanalytical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Fromm cite as the psychological reason for Hitler and his followers' desire for sadomasochism?

2. What happens when the political restraints that an individual has come to rely on are removed?

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

4. How did Hitler feel about Germany?

5. Who does the individual submit to when conforming?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What qualities did Hitler and Nazism possess that appealed to a large population of Germans?

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

4. How does social character affect different groups?

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

6. What is social character?

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

8. How does formal education limit a child's freedom?

9. What is authority, as defined in the chapter "Mechanisms of Escape"?

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

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