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Bible: Marxism test review
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Who coauthored much of Karl Marx's work?
Which of the following are foundational beliefs for Marxism? Atheism, Materialism, Fascism.
atheism and materialism
What is the dialectic?
the struggle between thesis, antithesis, and synthesis
What is the first step towards communism?
What are the first steps of Socialism in a society?
heavy taxation, government takeover of private business, elimination of laws protecting private property
Marxism seeks to abolish what things/ideas in societies?
religion, democracy, capitalism, personal rights, private property, free markets
What type of injustice is Marxism ultimately try to eliminate in society?
What group oppress workers in the Marxism worldview?
business owners, political leaders, and religious leaders
What type of worker was Karl Marx?
he was an academic
Does Marxism advocate for violence for the transition of communism?
In the 20th century, did marxist or fascist regimes kill more people?
Marxist regimes killed more people
What percent of the world's population is Marxist?
What type of equality does Marxism seek?
Marxism seeks equality for all social groups
Is the major conflict in Marxism between the government and workers or property owners and workers?
property owners and workers
What does it mean that evolution in Marxism is both biological and sociological?
evolution is both natural and society based
What is the Marxism view of biological humanity?
humans are merely matter in motion
What is the highest moral in Marxism?
the end justifies the means: proletariat morality
What economic system does Marxism seek to overthrow?
What is the term that depicts the class of oppressors or "property owners" in Marxism?
What does Marxism allow for: freedom of worship or freedom or religion?
freedom of worship
What is the end goal of socialism?
Is the government necessary in the Marxist's communist society?
No, economic classes will cease to exist, and the means of production will be owned in common
Do Marxist see Christian ethics as a tool or oppression or something to be emulated?
Socialism is the abolition of __________.
_______________ is the belief that only the material world exists and that class struggles are the mechanism behind social and economic progress.
__________________ is the term for property owners.
_________________ is the term for the working class.
__________________ is the Marxism dream of future utopian society in which the state and economic classes no longer exist and all property is shared.
__________________ is the belief that economics ultimately determines the entire course of history.
Karl Marx's most popular work, _________________, lays out the course of action for the overthrow of capitalism and the formation of a classless society.
According to Marxism, as human beings evolve in their ______________, the working class will become increasingly aware of its oppressed state and rise up against those who oppress them.
___________ is the belief that whatever advances the cause of communism is morally good and whatever hinders communism is morally evil.
According to Marx, "Religion is the _______________ of the people"
Summarization of the Marxist worldview?
Marxism is an atheistic worldview based around the writings of Karl Marx. This worldview promotes the abolition of private property, public ownership of the means of production, and the utopian dream of a communistic state.
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