Final Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
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?
Explain how an individual's freedom has changed over time. Begin with Fromm's discussion of freedom during the Middle Ages and continue with the changes freedom saw during the Renaissance. Analyze the level of freedom man has during times of conformity, like during Hitler's Nazi regime, and how freedoms are restored in a democratic society.
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