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

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

3. Did Marx's works receive wide acclaim during his lifetime?

4. With what was Marx charged and then acquitted?

5. For whom did Engels work for awhile?

Short Essay Questions

1. What else did Marx write?

2. What is the significant of Marx?

3. Describe the creation of Capital.

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

5. Who was Hegel? How was Marx influenced by him?

6. How might the world be different without Marx?

7. About whom is this book? Describe some background information about him.

8. For whom is this book? Why is it for this type of person?

9. Why is Marx important to the author?

10. What do many think of Marx's works? How did his works affect others?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marx concerned himself less with making a living than asking the meaning of life.

Part 1) Why was he not concerned about making a living? How did this affect his life?

Part 2) Is this desire to contemplate the meaning of life and disregard making a living due to environmental influences or hereditary influences?

Part 3) If Marx had been born in a different era, could he have had other interests and desires? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Those who tried to find logical reasons for natural events became known as "thinkers."

Part 1) Name four of these 'thinkers." How is each significant?

Part 2) How did these "thinkers" respond to the religious elite and vice versa? Why did the react in this way?

Part 3) Is this information about the "thinkers" accurate? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Giambattista Vico suggests that man passes through three different stages.

Part 1) Who is Giambattista Vico? What are these three stages?

Part 2) How does he support this belief? Is it valid? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do his beliefs compare to others at the same time?

Part 4) Are his suggestions relevant today? If so, how? If not, why not?

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