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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

Describe a fictitious society where man has complete and total freedom. Your essay should answer the following questions:

1). What is the political structure of this society?

2). Is there one central authority figure? If so, describe this individual. If not, explain why this individual does not exist.

3). What structures/ideologies/rules are in place that guarantee man his freedom?

4). Is everyone happy with the amount of freedom given to them?

5). Based on Fromm's definition of freedom, what would he say about this society? Would he agree that the individuals in this society have complete and total freedom?

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate Fromm's thoughts on the causes of isolation and fear. In your essay, be sure to explain the following:

1). What economic, political, and social systems create alienation and fear?

2). How does man cope with these feelings?

3). What are some of the positive and negative consequences for society when man feels frightened and alone?

4). What are some of the positive and negative consequences for man when he feels isolated and scared?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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