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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What factor most affected a person's change of identify during the Middle Ages?

2. What cultural time period was Europe moving toward, following the Middle Ages?

3. What drives man's struggle for self-promotion?

4. Where did the Renaissance begin?

5. What does Fromm say increases a child's emotional state?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does social character affect different groups?

2. Why was Nazism so appealing to the lower middle class of Germans?

3. How does an individual's learning further the process of individuation and how does this affect a child's relationship with his mother?

4. How did capitalism pave the way for greater freedom for man?

5. What are Fromm's thoughts about the battles for freedom in the chapter "Freedom-A Psychological Problem"?

6. What characteristics describe the second group of Germans who supported the Nazis?

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

8. How does Fromm feel about man gaining freedom but losing personal security?

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

10. How did Lutheranism challenge the Catholic Church?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare the freedoms individuals possessed under the Catholic Church and those under Protestantism. In your response, be sure to answer the following questions:

1). Which religion provided greater freedom for the individual, and how did it provide that freedom?

2). How were other organized structures like politics and economics affected by each religion?

3). How did each religion appeal to the different social classes?

4). How did social class affect one's freedom?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Fromm's argument that the Nazi party came to power due to sadomasochistic tendencies. In your response, address the following points:

1). Explain why Hitler was a sadomasochistic leader.

2). Define the roles of submission and dominance in the power of Nazism.

3). Explain what group of people submitted fully to Hitler, and why.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the relationship between democracy and freedom. In your response, be sure to addresses the following questions:

1). How are freedom and democracy symbiotic?

2). How are freedom and democracy at odds with each other?

3). Find an example from modern world history where a country has a democratic system of government, but does not provide individual freedom to its citizens. Explain why this is significant to Fromm's ideas about freedom and democracy.

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