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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. Prior to World War I, who was the lower, middle class obedient to?
(a) President of the United States.
(b) German monarchy.
(c) They were not obedient to anyone yet.
(d) German chancellor.

2. What is "pseudo-thinking"?
(a) Impulsive thoughts.
(b) Unconscious repitition of other's opinions as our own.
(c) Pretending to act on a thought.
(d) Pretending to think.

3. What did Freud believe to be the driving force behind human action?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Choice.
(c) Dominance.
(d) Instinct.

4. What word best describes the idea where man "strives for submission and domination"?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Authoritarianism.
(c) Propaganda.
(d) Communism.

5. What examples does Fromm cite in the chapter "Freedom and Democracy" of how a democratic society limits individuals?
(a) Education and employment.
(b) Education and child-rearing.
(c) Employment and child-rearing.
(d) Laws and social norms.

Short Answer Questions

1. What circumstances directly affected a person's willingness to submit to an authoritarian like Hitler?

2. What is "original" thought?

3. What is society's character based on?

4. Who does the individual submit to when conforming?

5. What is one false theory about why the Nazis came to power?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is social character?

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

4. What is automaton conformity?

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

6. How does Fromm describe masochistic people?

7. What is the social function of education?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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