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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Marx, what kind of labor do machines contain?
(a) Eternally renewed labor.
(b) Magnified labor.
(c) Divine labor.
(d) Frozen labor.

2. How does Marx define labor?
(a) As a commodity.
(b) As a force of nature.
(c) As the source of all value.
(d) As just one agent of the earth's fulfillment in economic activity.

3. Where did Lenin and Trotsky first meet?
(a) In Moscow.
(b) In London.
(c) In Munich.
(d) In Berlin.

4. 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 strength and weakness, respectively.
(d) From inheritance and poverty, respectively.

5. How did Marx and Engels characterize capitalism?
(a) As the perfect system for expressing human creativity.
(b) As a stage on the way toward Communism.
(c) As evidence of man's inhumanity to man.
(d) As the modern evil.

6. How does Edmund Wilson describe Ferdinand Lassalle?
(a) As an agent provocateur from the German government.
(b) As the philosopher who was the final straw in the development of socialism.
(c) As a disciple of Marx's.
(d) As the spokesman for the next phase of German socialism.

7. According to Marxist economics, what kind of value does the worker create?
(a) Social value.
(b) Surplus value.
(c) Moral value.
(d) Historical value.

8. What philosopher did Engels become interested in when he was in Berlin?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Voltaire.
(c) Locke.
(d) Rousseau.

9. What does Marx say a society based on class destroys?
(a) Tradition.
(b) Working class heroes.
(c) A worker's individuality.
(d) The relationship between men.

10. What had Russia still not experienced by the end of the 19th century?
(a) Labor exploitation.
(b) Industrialization.
(c) Modern warfare.
(d) Feudalism.

11. When did Trotsky return to Russia after the 1905 revolt?
(a) 1917.
(b) 1921.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1912.

12. How does Edmund Wilson describe the relationship between Marx and Engels?
(a) Marx gave Engels structure and inspiration.
(b) Marx kept Engels from going stray.
(c) Engels gave Marx intellectual seriousness and political zeal.
(d) Engels gave Marx support.

13. What did "The Condition of the Working Class in England" do for Marx?
(a) It gave him a background in economics and society.
(b) It gave him publicity.
(c) It gave him legitimacy as an author.
(d) It gave him experience organizing and writing a long tract

14. What thinker did Marx return to after he broke with Proudhon?
(a) Saint-Simon.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Rousseau.
(d) Michelet.

15. How did Marx first hear of Engels?
(a) Engels sought him out for help with an article.
(b) He met him by chance.
(c) He met him through friends.
(d) He read one of his articles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Trotsky's role in the early years of the Russian Revolution?

2. How does Marx distinguish between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie in terms of morality?

3. When did Lenin break with the Central Committee in Germany?

4. Where did Lenin meet his future wife?

5. Where was Engels working while he and Marx were writing articles together?

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