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Karl Marx Quiz

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Marx was known for establishing what system of economic philosophy which was based on state ownership of businesses?
Keynesianism
Traditionalism
Capitalism
Communism

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Marx was originally born a citizen of what country?
Russia
The U.K.
Prussia
The U.S.A.

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Marx said that society is partially built upon tension between the rich and poor in society. Which of the following phrases refers to this philosophical tension?
Les Miserables
The Guerrnica
Class Conflict
The Seesaw

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In the 1850s, what newspaper famously and infamously introduced Marx's ideas to America by publishing a series of his writings?
The Washington Post
The New York Daily Tribune
The Boston Globe
The Chicago Herald

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One of Marx's most controversial statements was his claim that which of the following was "the opiate of the masses"?
Religion
Patriotism
Family
Charity

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In his higher education, Marx was heavily influenced by a group he joined which ascribed to the philosophies of what previous thinker famous for stating that all reality was able to be discussed and expressed logically?
Thomas Hobbes
Georg Hegel
John Locke
Montesquieu

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What term did Marx coin to refer to those who owned the means of production in a capitalist society?
The Oubliettes
The Proletariat
The Keynesians
The Bourgeoisie

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What was the term that Marx coined to refer to the working class in capitalist societies?
The Oubliettes
The Proletariat
The Keynesians
The Bourgeoisie

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After he was largely kicked out of places like Germany and France, Marx moved to what European city in 1850 where he would write a majority of his most influential works?
Barcelona
Budapest
Lisbon
London

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What was the name of Marx's friend and colleague who helped him write the Communist Manifesto?
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Friedrich Engels
Thomas Hobbes
John Rawls
Albert Camus

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One of Marx's most famous quotes insisted that "The pathway to Hell is paved with what"?
Good intentions
Small mistakes
Fatal flaws
Worn stones

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Marx wrote a famous pamphlet praising the pro-direct-democracy commune which took over what major European city in 1871?
Berlin
Budapest
Paris
London

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Perhaps Marx's most famous collection of writings, what is the name of the three-volume series which Marx wrote centered on his economic theories?
Der Proletas
Das Kapital
Des Entrepreneurs
Da Columniste

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The Communist Manifesto ended with a quote where Marx rallied his readers saying, "Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your (blank)." Fill in the blank.
Chains
Pride
Shame
Pains

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What European country became the first to install a Marxist government after it experienced a radical revolution in 1917?
Russia
Germany
France
Turkey

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