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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what is Thales the father?
(a) Economics.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Science.
(d) Mathematics.

2. One Marxist theorist argued that by working for a capitalist and producing a commodity, the worker is increasing what?
(a) His own alienation.
(b) His own education.
(c) His own understanding of the business world.
(d) His own usefulness.

3. Marx and Engels used dialectics. What are dialectics?
(a) The language of philosophers.
(b) Explanations for one's beliefs.
(c) Argument that brings out the flaws in another's reasoning.
(d) Different versions of the same language.

4. The coalition can gain even more ground by doing what?
(a) Entering the political realm as a political party.
(b) Gaining more members.
(c) Starting more unions.
(d) Becoming more organized.

5. Hegel was attacked for these thoughts. Why?
(a) Largely because he was considered insane.
(b) Largely because his beliefs went against more powerful individuals.
(c) Largely because he was wrong.
(d) Largely because he used the dialectical method.

6. The capitalist gets richer, while the worker struggles to keep pace with basic needs. This led Marx to what idea?
(a) Surplus value.
(b) Decrease value.
(c) Training value.
(d) Worker value.

7. Rius argues that the various movements and revolutions that have happened since Marx's time point to what?
(a) An increasingly shaky capitalism.
(b) No change in either capitalism or socialism.
(c) An increasingly strong capitalism.
(d) An increasingly shaky socialism.

8. Rius examines the roots of Marxism. At what does he begin by looking?
(a) The Middle Ages.
(b) Early man.
(c) The Book of Genesis.
(d) Neanderthals.

9. The dialectical method views everything as ____________________.
(a) Unchanging.
(b) Replaceable.
(c) Unique.
(d) Changing.

10. The price of a commodity or product is created through what?
(a) Natural disasters.
(b) Competition.
(c) A recession.
(d) War.

11. What did Hegel fail to see that still existed in society?
(a) The poor.
(b) The oppression and exploitation.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The uneducated.

12. From what does this type of value come?
(a) Taking something else of value out of the commodity.
(b) Putting knowledgeable people of value into the commodity.
(c) Putting something else of value into the commodity.
(d) Putting someone else of value into the commodity.

13. Increasing the efficiency of the work and the worker's productive output does what?
(a) Puts money in the capitalist's wallet and not the hands of the worker.
(b) Puts money in the hands of the workers.
(c) Causes more stress on the worker.
(d) Puts money in the hands of both the capitalist and the worker.

14. Philosophy sees two kinds of men. What are these kinds of men?
(a) Materialist and idealist.
(b) Realists or dreamers.
(c) Christians or pagans.
(d) Conservative and Liberal.

15. What was Ludwig Feuerbach?
(a) A socialist.
(b) A materialist, but metaphysical.
(c) An idealist.
(d) A materialist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the counter attack of science and reason against religious fanaticism and dogma?

2. What is the only solution to Engels and Marx for fixing humanity's problems?

3. Why does Rius begin by looking at this point in human history?

4. Seeing the world as mechanical is also known as what?

5. When does alienation occur?

(see the answer keys)

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