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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What explanation does Freud offer for believing in loving his enemies?
(a) Believe because it is absurd.
(b) Believe because it is transcendent.
(c) Believe because you need your enemies to think this way as well.
(d) Believe because the social cost is high if you do not.

2. What does Freud say he seeks in scientific work?
(a) Elaboration of the variations of possible truths.
(b) Simplification without ignoring facts.
(c) Fulfillment of ideas and hypotheses.
(d) New ways of describing familiar facts.

3. What does Freud say people give up in exchange for their membership in society?
(a) Desire.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Remorse.
(d) Guilt.

4. What is Freud surprised that people have overlooked in their ideas about human nature?
(a) The dangers associated with libidinal liberty.
(b) The near-universality of the incest taboo in adults.
(c) The fundamental kindness and love of others.
(d) The universality of non-erotic aggression.

5. What does Freud say needs to be taken into account when considering the love one should have for neighbors and enemies?
(a) Man's innate aggression.
(b) Humanity's original sin.
(c) Mankind's need for divine grace.
(d) Humankind’s innate trustfulness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freud say is the relation between ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ and ‘love thine enemies’?

2. What is love’s chief function, according to Freud?

3. What does Freud say is the super-ego’s relation to the ego?

4. What effect do violent men have on society?

5. How does Christianity offer to purge all humanity of guilt?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Freud say that primitive man was indeed happier than civilized man?

2. How does Freud say unconscious guilt expresses itself?

3. What conclusion does Freud’s discussion of the Golden Rule lead him to make about human nature?

4. What does Freud mean when he says that hunger and love make the world go around?

5. What difficulty does Freud say he would expect in any analysis that sought to analyze society’s neuroses?

6. How does Freud characterize the mindset of people who do not appreciate the reality he is describing, of hostility as a fundamental force of human nature?

7. What does Freud say society does in order to accommodate the traits he sees in human nature?

8. How does Freud characterize the super-ego’s cultural function?

9. How, according to Freud, do other people figure differently in sensual love and social love?

10. What insights does Freud offer into the value of communism?

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