To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History Test | Final 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. According to Trotsky, why did the 1905 revolt fail?

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

3. How did the "Communist Manifesto treat education?

4. How does Edmund Wilson describe Marx and Engels' doctrine for intervention in human affairs?

5. The "Communist Manifesto" by Marx and Engel wanted to end ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relationship between Lenin and Trotsky.

2. What defined the views of Marx and Engels on international relationships between nations?

3. What is dialectical materialism?

4. Where did Marx and Engels apply their theories?

5. Why hadn't Marx and Engels thought that Russia would have the revolution they anticipated?

6. What was Bakunin's relationship with Marx?

7. How did Marx approach the question of studying capitalism?

8. What work did Engels have to finish after Marx died?

9. What was Marx' standard for saying that the proletariat and bourgeoisie moralities are opposed to each other?

10. Describe Lenin's meeting with Trotsky.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the terms "proletariat" and "bourgeoisie" apply to American society? Do they map neatly to recognizable parties, or are there subcultures that do not fit in this binary? Is class struggle felt in America? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

What external opposition did communists and socialists face? Who were their principal opponents, and what methods were used to oppose them? Why were those methods ultimately unsuccessful in Russia? Why were socialism and communism more successfully resisted in Europe?

Essay Topic 3

Which of the thinkers which Edmund Wilson describes had the greatest effect on bringing about the Russian Revolution? What metrics would you use to justify such a claim for a particular thinker?

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