The Communist Manifesto 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. The development of what keeps even pace with the development of industry?

2. Where was the Agrarian Reformers working class party located?

3. How many languages was The Communist Manifesto to be published in?

4. When was The Communist Manifesto authored?

5. The the history of _______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Whose vocation had it been previously to write pamphlets against the modern bourgeois society?

2. What do the authors say it's high time that Communists do?

3. How are the Communists distinguished from the Working class parties?

4. Who are the authors of the Communist Manifesto?

5. Who are the powers of old Europe that have entered into a holy alliance in order to exorcise Communism?

6. List some of the opposing groups that The Communist Manifesto lists in the first pages of this section.

7. Who was the head of the school of petty-bourgeois socialism?

8. What does Communism seek to do with property?

9. What are some of the societies included in this discussion of a complicated arrangement of society into various orders?

10. What is the immediate aim of the Communists?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

While Communism wants to take away the bourgeois ownership of property, it is not against the advancement of the individual.

Part 1: Why doesn't Communism want to take away the ability of the individual to advance?

Part 2: How can a person advance themselves individually?

Part 3: What is a person prohibited to do as they advance themselves?

Essay Topic 3

The government doesn't seem to be mentioned as a part of the process of changing society in Marx's text.

Part 1: Why do you think government reforms aren't considered to be valid in the process of changing society?

Part 2: In today's world, how could the government step in to change the class structure? Could it?

Part 3: Does the government seem to be a part of the problem of class struggles? Why or why not?

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