Escape from Freedom Test | 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 was the ultimate goal of the Nazi party?

2. What weaknesses do sadists and masochists compensate for?

3. What does Fromm believe each individual is capable of expressing, as discussed in the chapter "Freedom and Democracy"?

4. What do masochists receive from their submissive acts?

5. What is the original self?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How do religious, political, and social structures support and limit man's individuality and freedom? In your response, include the following information:

1). Religion during the Middle Ages to the Modern Age. Include text evidence about the Catholic Church, the Protestant Reformation and the beliefs of its leaders.

2). Fromm's thoughts about Fascism, Nazism, and democracy. Text examples should also include information about how these political ideologies influence an individual's freedom.

3). Theories about society and conformity.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the role of the middle class in Fromm's book. Why was the middle class so significant in the Protestant Reformation? How was this role different than in the Catholic Church? How did the middle class emerge under capitalism? What consequences did this bring for society? How did Hitler manipulate the middle class? Would Hitler and Nazism have had a different effect without the support of the middle class? What other examples in history used the weight of the middle class?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that compares Nazism to another authoritarian regime (Italian Fascism, North Vietnam, Chinese communism). In your essay, be sure to address the following points:

1). Similarities and differences in authoritarian leadership style.

2). Identify the political affiliations of both regimes.

3). Describe the historical events surrounding authoritarianism.

4). Explain how each regime suppresses the freedom of its citizens.

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