1. Which of the following are proletarians according to the Communist Manifesto?
    1. Capitalist owners of the means of production. 
    2. Small shopkeepers and independently employed trades people. 
    3. Wage-laborers, whether "blue collar" or "white collar" 
    4. "Blue collar" wage-laborers and the unemployed
  2. "Consider the matter dispassionately ... and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour. Murder kills only the individual -– and, after all, what is an individual?  ... Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself. Yes, at Society itself."  Who said this?
    1. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto
    2. Noam Chomsky in the film Manufacturing Consent
    3. Mustapha Mond in Brave New World
    4. G.N. Vakulenchuk in the film Battleship Potemkin

 

  1. What is oligarchy?
    1. Government where the people rule
    2. Government where the rich rule.
    3. Government where a hereditary aristocracy rules.
    4. Government where one person rules.
  2. What is autocracy?
    1. Government where the people rule
    2. Government where the rich rule.
    3. Government where a hereditary aristocracy rules.
    4. Government where one person rules.
  1. In the film Animal Farm who did Napoleon represent?
    1. Josef Stalin
    2. Leon Trotsky
    3. Vladimir Lenin
    4. Karl Marx

 

  1. Which of the following measures did Marx and Engels hold to be "generally applicable" communistic policies:
    1. Graduated income tax.
    2. Abolition of inheritance rights.
    3. Free universal public education.
    4. All of the above.
  2. When did the Potemkin mutiny occur?  
    1. In the Russian Revolution of 1905
    2. In the February 1917 Russian Revolution
    3. In the October 1917 Russian Revolution
    4. In 1921, during the Russian Civil War
  1. "Revolution is war.  Of all the wars known in history it is the only lawful, rightful, just, and truly great war."  Who said this?
    1. Noam Chomsky
    2. Marx & Engels
    3. Vladimir Lenin
    4. Leon Trotsky
  1. In Russian "soviet" means which of the following?
    1. council
    2. struggle
    3. communist
    4. socialist
  1. What is anarchism?

 

    1. a religion involving the ritual use of mescaline practiced by the natives of Antarctica featured in the film Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light.
    2. denial of the moral legitimacy of government or advocacy of the complete abolition of government
    3. the view that "economic institutions ought to be run democratically by their participants, by the communities in which they exist, and so on"
    4. rule by criminal mobs or syndicates, as in narco-dictatorships
  1. What is syndicalism?
    1. the Bolshevik principle allowing free party-internal discussion while putting a gag on members' public dissent once party policy has been decided.
    2. denial of the moral legitimacy or advocacy of the complete abolition of government
    3. the view that "economic institutions ought to be run democratically by their participants, by the communities in which they exist, and so on"
    4. rule by criminal mobs or syndicates, as in narco-dictatorships
  1. "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" is what?
    1. the first line of the Communist Manifesto
    2. the first line of Goldstein's treatise in 1984
    3. the epigraph (or introductory saying) of the film The Corporation
    4. the epigraph of the film Battleship Potemkin
  1. Which of the following are true of corporations?
    1. Under U.S. law they are "legal persons" with rights guaranteed by The 14th Amendment. 
    2. They are just partnerships with more members: just as partners are responsible for their joint debts and misdeeds, so too are stockholders responsible for the debts and misdeeds of the corporation.
    3. They have existed in much their present form since the early middle ages.
    4. All of the above.
  1. What is an externality (as defined in The Corporation)?
    1. the product of wage-labor that set over and against the laborer by the alienation inherent in the capitalist mode of production.
    2. the effect of a transaction between two individuals on a third party who has not consented in or had any role in that transaction (such as the effects of industrial air pollution on asthma sufferers)
    3. anything unowned (as yet) such as the sun, the moon, the sea floor (except for certain rights therein), copyrights, etc.
    4. an item of material property as distinct from items of intellectual property
  1. "The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass communication, and should use this power, as they tell us they must, namely to impose necessary illusions, to manipulate and deceive the stupid majority, and to remove them from the public arena."  Who said it?
    1. Noam Chomsky at the end of Manufacturing Consent.
    2. Michael Moore at the end of The Corporation.
    3. Eric Fromm in the Afterword to 1984.
    4. Aldous Huxley in the Foreword to Brave New World.

 

  1. "The spirit of mutiny swept the land. A tremendous, mysterious process was taking place in countless hearts: bonds of fear were being broken, the individual personality ... become conscious of itself, became dissolved in the mass, and the mass itself became dissolved in the revolutionary élan."  Who said it?
    1. Leon Trotsky in his book 1905.
    2. Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984.
    3. Snowball in the film Animal Farm.
    4. Vladimir Lenin is his book Imperialism.
  2. Which of the following was NOT a slogan of the Ingsoc Party in 1984
    1. War is peace
    2. Freedom is slavery
    3. Might is right.
    4. Ignorance is strength.
  1. Who said "History is bunk"?
    1. Winston Smith in 1984
    2. Vladimir Lenin
    3. O'Brien in 1984
    4. Henry Ford
  1. At the end of 1984 which of the following is true?
    1. Winston loves Julia.
    2. Julia loves Winston.
    3. Winston loves Big Brother.
    4. Both A and B.
  1. At the end of Brave New World what happens?
    1. The savage hangs himself.
    2. The savage returns to the reservation alone.
    3. The savage returns to the reservation with Lenina.
    4. The savage and Lenina finally "do it".
  1. At the end of Battleship Potemkin what happens?
    1. A Russian naval squadron attacks and sinks the Potemkin.
    2. The sailors of the Potemkin receive medals from Lenin.
    3. The Potemkin sails through the squadron sent to attack it.
    4. Vakulenchuk resumes command of the ship.
  1. Noam Chomsky's academic credentials and appointment are in what field?
    1. Psychology
    2. Physics
    3. Economics
    4. Linguistics
  1. In the Chakrabarty case described in The Corporation what did the U. S. Supreme Court do?
    1. allow life-forms to be patented.
    2. disallow patents on life-forms.
    3. declare the song "Happy Birthday to You" to be in the public domain
    4. declare the song "Happy Birthday to You" to be the exclusive property of AOL Time Warner
  1. Who died from an ice pick being driven into his brain? 
    1. Aldous Huxley
    2. Leon Trotsky
    3. George Orwell
    4. Vladimir Lenin
  1. Who died of cancer and under the influence of LSD?
    1. Aldous Huxley
    2. Leon Trotsky
    3. George Orwell
    4. Vladimir Lenin
  1. Who wrote "Workers of the world, unite!"?
    1. Noam Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent
    2. Marx & Engels in the Communist Manifesto
    3. Vladimir Lenin in Imperialism
    4. Leon Trotsky in Revolution Betrayed
  1. Who said, "Propaganda is to democracy as violence is to dictatorship"?
    1. Noam Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent
    2. Marx & Engels in the Communist Manifesto
    3. Vladimir Lenin in Imperialism
    4. Leon Trotsky in Revolution Betrayed
  1. The film Modern Times portrays what era in history?
    1. The First World War
    2. The Roaring Twenties
    3. The Great Depression
    4. All of the above.
  1. Who said "It's the one thing they can't do. They can make you say anything -- anything -- but they can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you."
    1. O'Brien in 1984
    2. Julia in 1984
    3. Erich Fromm in the Afterword to 1984
    4. George Orwell in the Foreword to 1984
  1. What does Lenin's theory of Imperialism hold.
    1. Russia has a manifest destiny to be a great empire.
    2. That the failure of workers in the most developed countries to revolt (as Marx predicted) is due to their being bought off with a share of the vast riches got by exploiting the underdeveloped world.
    3. A global economy in which more developed countries exploit the resources and cheap labor of less developed lands, for the benefit of the exploiting nation (or more precisely its capitalist class), is the final stage of capitalism.
    4. Both B and C.