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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. Critical utopian socialists seek to attain their ends by _______ means.

2. Metternich and __________ are others who wish to get rid of Communism.

3. The Communists fight for the attainment of the __________ aims.

4. Who were the capitalists, as we would call them today?

5. "The __________ of the proletariat will cause them vanish still faster."

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the opening line say is haunting Europe?

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

3. Who are the authors of the Communist Manifesto?

4. Why has the work of the proletarians lost all individual character?

5. Define the idea of the proletariat.

6. Who were the precursors of the modern bourgeoisie?

7. What languages was the Communist Manifesto meant to be published in?

8. What does Communism seek to do with property?

9. What do the authors say is already acknowledged by all the European powers to be itself a power?

10. What revolution is given as an example for a society that abolished feudal property?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, Marx is also quick to point out that the revolutionaries should also work with other political parties.

Part 1: Why does Marx want the people to work with other political parties?

Part 2: What happens if this includes bourgeois in the parties?

Part 3: Do you think there can only be one party in Communism? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The main instruction of The Communist Manifesto seems to be that workers need to start a revolution.

Part 1: Define the idea of revolution, what it means to the workers and to their cause.

Part 2: Why is revolution the only way to create change?

Part 3: Do you agree with the idea of revolution? Why or why not? What other options are available?

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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