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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what are Marx's theories leading him?
(a) In a more radical direction.
(b) Less abstract economic problems in society.
(c) More abstract economic problems in society.
(d) In a more conservative direction.

2. Descartes used a _______________ logic to examine the world.
(a) Materialistic.
(b) Analytic.
(c) Subject.
(d) Critical.

3. What did Pythagoras argue?
(a) The earth is the center of the universe.
(b) The earth was not at the center of the universe.
(c) The earth is round.
(d) Formulas can be used in mathematics to discover new answers.

4. Greece produced three of the most well-known and important philosophers. Who were these philosophers?
(a) Plato, Bouwsma, and Zenon Pylyshyn.
(b) Democritus, Vassallo, and Jesús Mosterín.
(c) Aristotle,Parfit, and Plato.
(d) Plato, Democritus, and Aristotle.

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

6. Marx is a materialist and his work attempts to bring more consistency to _______________.
(a) Christians.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Materialism.
(d) Realists.

7. Why does Rius begin by looking at this point in human history?
(a) The Book of Genesis explains the beginning of mankind.
(b) Some men convinced people they had communication with the divine.
(c) Early man made many discoveries.
(d) Neanderthals are closely related to homo sapiens.

8. What does alienation do to men?
(a) It makes them worthless to an employee.
(b) It both degrades and depersonalizes them.
(c) It causes fear in them.
(d) It causes depression.

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

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

11. What assumes the existence of the divine?
(a) Pagans.
(b) Dreamers.
(c) Idealism.
(d) Liberal.

12. Why would Hegel believe that a worker should not worry about the material?
(a) Only the spiritual matters.
(b) The worker does not have the power to change anything.
(c) Worrying does not solve problems.
(d) Only the owner should worry.

13. If power was in the hands of the people, it was what?
(a) Oligarchy.
(b) Intelligarchy.
(c) Plutocracy.
(d) Democracy.

14. What can make a difference in the workers' situation?
(a) Insurance.
(b) Shorter work hours.
(c) Better pay.
(d) Unions.

15. As the worker is not paid enough to meet his basic needs, he is forced to do what?
(a) Continue working at the low wage.
(b) Quit.
(c) Change jobs.
(d) Go on strike.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did this group of people at this point in human history begin the creation of social classes?

2. Can capitalism solve the problems of humanity?

3. What does Marx do with Hegel and Feurerbach's theories?

4. Capitalism will need to be replaced by what?

5. Increasing the efficiency of the work and the worker's productive output does what?

(see the answer keys)

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