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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. What property does the Communist movement seek to abolish?
2. In almost all of these classes are subordinate ___________.
3. How many classes are mentioned in this section?
4. Being a capitalist is a _________ position in production.
5. How long does Marx say that the bourgeoisie have been ruling?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Switzerland, who do the Communists support?
2. Who were the precursors of the modern bourgeoisie?
3. Why do the Communists have the advantage over others?
4. What revolution is given as an example for a society that abolished feudal property?
5. When do the German communists rise up and fight in their land?
6. According to the book, what happens to the lower middle class as production becomes more mechanized?
7. What is the immediate aim of the Communists?
8. How are the Communists distinguished from the Working class parties?
9. Define the idea of the bourgeois society and group.
10. Define the idea of the proletariat.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The two classes that Marx focuses on seem to be either adding to the problems or suffering as a result of the problems.
Part 1: Define the idea of the proletariat.
Part 2: Define the idea of the bourgeoisie.
Part 3: Compare and contrast these classes as well as redefine them in terms of today's societal labels.
Essay Topic 2
The role of property in this manuscript is one that could be hotly debated in today's world.
Part 1: How does Marx define property in this text?
Part 2: Why is property something that needs to become a communal possession?
Part 3: What happens when only one class of people own all the property?
Essay Topic 3
Though the arguments in The Communist Manifesto are found, the idea of communism is not something that has spread throughout the world.
Part 1: Do you think the argument in this text is strong? How? Why?
Part 2: Why has Communism not been as effective in today's world as Marx envisioned?
Part 3: Do you see Communism as a viable societal construct? Why or why not?
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