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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Rius plan on attempting to do the answer to number 21?
(a) By putting them into small, simplified groups.
(b) By putting the terms into everyday language.
(c) By putting them in large categories.
(d) By putting them in alphabetical order.

2. Who was ruthlessly exploited?
(a) French workers.
(b) English workers.
(c) Jewish workers.
(d) German workers.

3. How did Marx's father feel about him studying philosophy?
(a) He was very pleased.
(b) He was not pleased.
(c) He did not have an opinion on the matter.
(d) He was perplexed.

4. This book is to be ___________________ of Marx.
(a) A complete study.
(b) A sample digest.
(c) A thorough examination.
(d) A useless example.

5. Karl Marx, or Charles Marx, was a Jewish German who lived when?
(a) From 1838 to 1903.
(b) From 1808 to 1873.
(c) From 1828 to 1893.
(d) From 1818 to 1883.

6. Today, people could be divided into three different groups, according to Rius. What are these three groups?
(a) Those who hate Marx, those who love him, and those who do not know him.
(b) Those who love Marx, those who like Marx, and those who are unsure about Marx.
(c) Those who hate Marx, those who really hate Marx, and those who do not want to even think of Marx.
(d) Those who do not know Marx, those who study Marx, and those who are experts of Marxism.

7. What type of labor was common?
(a) Female.
(b) Child.
(c) African.
(d) Slave.

8. Some of the things indirectly owed to Marx include what?
(a) Social Security, pensions, unions, and conservatives.
(b) The Republican Party, Social Security, pensions, and big business.
(c) Unions, scholarships, salaries, and political parties.
(d) Social Security, scholarships, pensions, and unions.

9. How did Engels and Marx become friends?
(a) Marx was working on the "Annuals" in Paris.
(b) Marx and Engels met at a conference.
(c) Marx worked for Engels.
(d) Engels worked for Marx.

10. What does this approach do for Rius?
(a) It gives him a chance to study Marx.
(b) It gives him an amount of credibility.
(c) It studying Marx more difficult.
(d) It makes him feel good about his work.

11. Marx courted Jenny Von Westphalen who came from what type of family?
(a) A royal one.
(b) An aristocratic one.
(c) A poor one.
(d) A middle class one.

12. What does Rius want this book to be?
(a) Difficult to understand.
(b) Very simple.
(c) Complicated.
(d) Comprehensible.

13. What does the author seem to think about his book?
(a) It is helpful to Marxists.
(b) It is useful for those who are not knowledgeable about Marxism.
(c) It will be a good teaching tool for political science professors.
(d) It is sacrilege of important texts.

14. How was the answer to number 74 received at the time?
(a) It was not well-received.
(b) It was received with much acclaim.
(c) It did not create much of a stir.
(d) It created much of a stir.

15. For whom did Marx and Engels write this?
(a) The League of Nations.
(b) The Communist League.
(c) The Surrealist League.
(d) The Anarchist League.

Short Answer Questions

1. The terms "the left" and "the right" were coined when?

2. Rius states that many people would see his attempt to summarize Marx as what?

3. How might Rius' approach to Marxism be described?

4. How was Marx influenced in Paris?

5. Marx was of which part of the spectrum between conservative and liberal?

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