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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What were Marx and Engels trying to define after writing "The Condition of the Working Class in England"?
(a) Their own individual philosophies.
(b) A grounds for opposing the ruling classes.
(c) An excuse for starting a class war.
(d) A revolutionary moment.
2. How do Marx and Engels describe the bourgeoisie?
(a) As the most recent usurpers.
(b) As the dominant institution.
(c) As an eternal principle of society.
(d) As the thesis.
3. How does Marx distinguish between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie in terms of morality?
(a) He says that the proletariat acknowledges a universal morality, but the bourgeoisie invents its own.
(b) He says that the bourgeoisie's power subjects the proletariat to the bourgeoisie's morals.
(c) He says that the proletariat determines the bourgeoisie's morality based on what the bourgeoisie is afraid of.
(d) He says that what is right for one class is not right for the other.
4. When did Lenin begin to read Marx?
(a) After being expelled from the University of Kazan.
(b) At the University of Berlin.
(c) At the University of Kazan.
(d) In high school.
5. What was the one condition on which Proudhon agreed to Marx's project?
(a) It would bring about the revolution.
(b) It would not become a religious doctrine.
(c) It would not result in political action.
(d) It would not put them at risk of being arrested.
6. According to Edmund Wilson, how did Marx and Engels see history?
(a) As a series of oppositions between thesis and anti-thesis.
(b) As a progression toward human liberty.
(c) As a flight from original sin.
(d) As a fulfillment of ancient prophecies.
7. Where did Friedrich Engels grow up?
(a) Salzburg, Austria.
(b) Zurich, Switzerland.
(c) Stuttgart, Germany.
(d) Barmen, Germany.
8. What does Marx say a society based on class prevents?
(a) Solidarity between workers from different nations.
(b) Class warfare.
(c) Abuses of workers' rights.
(d) A recognition of universal rights.
9. Describe Trotsky's early relationship with Lenin.
(a) He stayed at his house, but he voted against him in the Second Congress.
(b) His enthusiasm spurred Lenin's revolutionary ambitions.
(c) He fought to temper Lenin's totalitarian impulses.
(d) He worked to popularize his ideas internationally.
10. According to Marx and Engels, from what did the bourgeoisie and the proletariat originate?
(a) From modern warfare and from industrial efficiencies, respectively.
(b) From the end of feudalism and from modern society, respectively.
(c) From inheritance and poverty, respectively.
(d) From strength and weakness, respectively.
11. Marx began to work with Proudhon, who had written _____________.
(a) Political prophecies.
(b) A series of essays on capital.
(c) Newspaper articles on the working poor.
(d) A book treating property as a form of theft.
12. Describe Lenin's relationship with his wife?
(a) He kept her apart from his political activities.
(b) She managed the distribution of his ideas.
(c) She helped build his name as a leader in any communist revolution.
(d) She worked at his side to organize the workers.
13. What was Engels converted to in Cologne?
(b) Political activity.
14. Who was ruler of Russia when Lenin was growing up?
(a) Tsar Nicholas I.
(b) Tsar Alexander III.
(c) Tsar Alexander II.
(d) Peter the Great.
15. What work did Engels have to finish when Marx died?
(a) "Das Kapital."
(b) "The Condition of the Working Class in England."
(c) Defining the master-slave dialectic.
(d) Explaining Marx's theory to the socialists.
Short Answer Questions
1. What industrial facility did Engels grow up across the river from?
2. How is the "Communist Manifesto" described?
3. What did Marx and Engels see as the end of capitalism?
4. When did Trotsky return to Russia after the 1905 revolt?
5. How did Marx and Engels characterize capitalism?
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