Marx for Beginners Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of Marx's five children die from lack of medication?

2. What does Rius believe is worth trying?

3. Who did Marx's activities continue to upset?

4. Many thinkers were looking for answers about what?

5. Marx and Engels were commissioned to write what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How might the world be different without Marx?

2. What else did Marx write?

3. What is the significant of Marx?

4. What do people think of Marx?

5. What did Marx study in Berlin? How did this suit his personality? How did his father feel about this?

6. How did Marx change while living in Paris?

7. How does the author describe Marx's works?

8. Is Rius attempting to be prove himself to be a Marx scholar?

9. What can be said about Marx's influence on the world?

10. What does Rius think of his attempt to summarize Marxism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marx discusses alienation.

Part 1) What is alienation? how does this relate to the ideas of both Ludwig Feuerbach and Hegel?

Part 2) How does Marx's belief about alienation support socialism?

Part 3) Are Marx's views regarding alienation, private ownership, and socialism valid? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Marx marries Jenny Von Westphalen.

Part 1) Who is Jenny? Why does this cause some difficulties?

Part 2) Why might Jenny have married Marx? How does her marriage to Marx affect her life? Do you believe she, in the end, was happy with this marriage? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why does Marx marry Jenny? Should he have married her? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Many people would see Rius' attempt to summarize Marx as sacrilege.

Part 1) Why would they see it this way?

Part 2) Do you believe Marxism should be summarized? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why does Rius attempt to summarize Marx's works? What would Marx think of this? use the text to support your response.

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