Marx for Beginners Test | Final 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. The coalition can gain even more ground by doing what?

2. Marx wanted to create explanations without including who?

3. Greece produced three of the most well-known and important philosophers. Who were these philosophers?

4. Of what is Thales the father?

5. The term from number 116 comes from Greek where it means what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the foundations of Marx's economic thought begin to come together?

2. What are the ideas of Giambattista Vico?

3. How might a socialist system be practical?

4. Who are the two types of men philosophy sees? Describe these two types.

5. What are Kant's ideas?

6. What is meant by materialism becoming mechanistic?

7. Describe the French socialists. What did Marx think of these men?

8. What took place after the Greek epoch? Describe this period of time.

9. Describe an example given by Marx about a capitalist employer.

10. Who are three of Greece's most well-known and important philosophers? Give detailed information about the theories of one of these philosophers.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Karl Marx is widely regarded as the founder of Communism.

Part 1) What is Communism? Why is he widely regarded as the founder of Communism?

Part 2) What theories are connected to Communism? How did they influence Marx's ideas?

Part 3) How might the world be different without Communism and Karl Marx? Use the text to support the response.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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