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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 was the ultimate goal of the Nazi party?
(a) Gain power.
(b) Gain freedom.
(c) Give up power.
(d) Strengthen German society for everyone.
2. According to Fromm, who must the economy be a servant to?
(c) The economy should not serve anyone.
(d) The wealthy politicans.
3. What practice does Fromm cite evidence that an individual's thoughts could be suggested by someone else?
(a) Electroshock therapy.
4. What does Fromm believe each individual is capable of expressing, as discussed in the chapter "Freedom and Democracy"?
(a) Expressing himself as an individual.
(b) Expressing a desire to mend primary ties.
(c) Expressing his sadomasochistic desires.
(d) Expressing himself as part of a group.
5. What is NOT a characteristic of the old, middle class that Fromm identifies?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is democratic socialism?
2. In addition to a love for Germany, what other authoritarian characteristic did Hitler possess?
3. Which view of human culture takes into account how religious ideas develop economic behavior?
4. Who does the individual submit to when conforming?
5. What is an authoritarian character?
Short Essay Questions
1. What traits of an authoritarian character did Hitler possess?
2. What are the similarities and differences between sadism and destructiveness?
3. According to Fromm, why are "normal" people willing to conform to the ideas of an authoritarian character?
4. What two false theories does Fromm discount that accounted for the rise of Nazism?
5. What characteristics describe the first group of Germans who supported the Nazis?
6. What is authority, as defined in the chapter "Mechanisms of Escape"?
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. How does the loss of identify affect an individual's willingness to conform, and what are the consequences for it?
9. Why was Nazism so appealing to the lower middle class of Germans?
10. What are the consequences for the individual and society when pressure to conform exists?
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