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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What examples does Fromm cite in the chapter "Freedom and Democracy" of how a democratic society limits individuals?

2. Who wrote the book "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"?

3. What does the development of individual and social characters lead to?

4. When he first came to power, which social class did Hitler favor?

5. How did Fromm separate the two groups of German people who supported the Nazis?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare Hitler's authoritarian style of leadership to that of a democratic leader like President Obama. In your response, address the following points:

1). How are these leadership styles different?

2). What would Fromm state as to the reason for these differences?

3). Are there any similarities between Hitler's leadership style and Hitler's? If so, what are those similarities and if not, why aren't there any similarities?

4). Use Fromm's thoughts on freedom and democracy as well as the psychology of Nazism to support your evidence and inferences.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Fromm's ideas on democracy as a political ideology from the last chapter of his book. In your response, address the following points:

1). What aspects of a democratic society does Fromm support?

2). What aspects of a democratic society does Fromm not support?

3). How does a democratic society both support and harm an individual's freedom?

4). How is a democratic society similar and different to an authoritarian society?

Essay Topic 3

Define the political, social and economic impact capitalism had on individual freedom. In your answer, address the following historical events:

1). The Protestant Reformation-How did this religious movement bring about economic change and increased social class freedom?

2). The Renaissance-How was this movement characterized by capitalism? What impact did it have on society and the individual?

3). Post World War I Germany-how did the economic situation of inflation and depression change the political an social climate in pre-Nazi Germany?

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