Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Party dialecticians assert about art?
2. In Chapter 4, once the Nazis took over a country, how did they treat the printing presses?
3. Taking joy that one's life occurs within the stream of life is what type of Ketman?
4. Within communist countries, it is not important what a man says but:
5. Cosmopolitanism, as defined by communism, is what thought?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is "the lesson of the Baltics"?
2. Why does the Eastern communist often call the West stupid?
3. Delta, in wandering the roads in France, met people from many different nations. How did this universal migration prepare the way even more for communist rule?
4. How does Ketman create pride in the man who practices it?
5. What is communism's goal for the relationship between the present and the past?
6. If the Eastern communist knows that what he writes is a lie, why does he write it? Is there any value in what he writes?
7. Why is the Ketman of revolutionary purity the most rare form of Ketman?
8. As the new way comes into power, it cannot eradicate the old way all at once. Why not?
9. What is the difference between Eastern and Western Communists?
10. Why does Milosz go to such pains to describe Gamma, when the other writers found in his book are given only a few sentences of description?
It would seem that the exciting and invigorating power of this participation in mass life springs from the feeling of potentiality, of constant unexpectedness, of a mystery one ever pursues" (66). How does this need, which springs up in aesthetic Ketman, drive a man's life? Party officials consider the need for strangeness a relic of the past, but how does this miss the truth of what's happening? What are the benefits of interacting within a bustling, changing environment?
Through Party propaganda and education, communism suppresses man's ability to think for himself. How do the people presented in The Captive Mind either fight or accept this suppression? Consider only the main subjects of the book, including their writing for the underground or for the party.
Given the examples only of these four men, what is your impression of communism? Is it possible to get a good idea of both communist ideals and its reality by reading about their lives? Use examples from their chapters to illustrate your thoughts.
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