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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who were the individuals who tried to find logical explanations for natural events?
(a) The conservatives.
(b) The thinkers.
(c) The non-believers.
(d) The intelligent.

2. What is the only solution to Engels and Marx for fixing humanity's problems?
(a) Encourage religion and the Golden Rule.
(b) Change people's mindsets.
(c) Change the system.
(d) Encourage capitalists to take care of their workers.

3. Absolute liberty was reached through what, according to Hegel?
(a) The French Revolution and the Prussian state.
(b) The Marxist Revolution and the German state.
(c) The Technological Revolution and the French state.
(d) The Industrial Revolution and the Russian state.

4. Marx argued in ________________________ that the more a worker produced, the less he could consume, and the more value a man creates, the less he has.
(a) The Manuscript of 1834.
(b) The Manuscript of 1854.
(c) The Manuscript of 1864.
(d) The Manuscript of 1844.

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

6. Why does Marx not believe that simply raising the workers' salaries would change the situation for the worker?
(a) The workers do not want more money. They want to work less.
(b) The capitalist will not accept making less profit and will raise prices or find other ways of making sure that the rise in salary does not affect his bottom line.
(c) The capitalists will also want a raise.
(d) The capitalists will not raise workers' salaries.

7. Capitalism will need to be replaced by what?
(a) A dictatorship.
(b) A form of government that will protect and value the worker.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Socialism.

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

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

10. Who was Xenophanes?
(a) An early teacher.
(b) One of the first muscians of recorded history.
(c) An inventor.
(d) One of the first philosophers of recorded history.

11. In Europe, who was one individual who did advocate for rebellion against the church and its dictatorship?
(a) Machiavelli.
(b) Da Vinci.
(c) Van Gogh.
(d) Newton.

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

13. Vico suggested that the history of man passes through how many different stages?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Six.

14. One of the aspects of most religions was a faith in some sort of afterlife. How did the Egyptians believe they had the hope of a better afterlife?
(a) If they were wealthy.
(b) If they put up with slavery during their lives.
(c) If they built a tomb for themselves.
(d) If they treated others well.

15. A group of the intellectuals thought the means of production needed to be destroyed and that individuals should do what?
(a) Go back to being hunters and gatherers.
(b) Go back to being in small family groups.
(c) Go back to being slaves.
(d) Go back to being artisans and farmers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Descartes used a _______________ logic to examine the world.

2. What does alienation do to men?

3. As the worker is not paid enough to meet his basic needs, he is forced to do what?

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

5. Can capitalism solve the problems of humanity?

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