Test your Marxist IQ! (6/7/17)

 
BY:Alvaro Rodriguez And Scott Hiley| June 6, 2017
Test your Marxist IQ! (6/7/17)

3 right answers: Congratulations, comrade! (But make sure to keep some practice in your theory…)

2 right answers: Good work, but keep reading! 

1 right answer:  CPUSA.org and peoplesworld.org are excellent resources…

0 right answers: Contact the Education Committee. We need a webinar, stat!

“The time of surprise attacks, of revolutions, carried through by small conscious minorities at the head of unconscious masses, is past. Where it is a question of a complete transformation of the social organization, the masses themselves must also be in it, must themselves have already grasped what is at stake… But in order that the masses may understand what is to be done, long, persistent work is required.” Who said it, and when?

a. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, 1905

b. Antonio Gramsci, 1926

c. Maximilien Robespierre, 1791

d. Friedrich Engels, 1895

(Check your answer here.)

 

What is the Labor Theory of Value?

a. Marx’s key contribution to political economy: the idea that workers don’t receive the full value of their labor

b. A theory developed by several thinkers, including Adam Smith, which states that only labor creates value

c. The theory that stating that the value of product or service is always equivalent to its price

d. A theory which sees the shareholders’ ownership of resources as a form of value-creating labor

(Check your answer here.)

 

During anti-communist hearings in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, many witnesses refused to answer questions, “on grounds that the answer might tend to incriminate [them].”  What part of the U.S. Bill of Rights were they invoking?

a. The Second Amendment

b. The Fifth Amendment

c. The Commerce Clause

d. The Establishment Clause

(Check your answer here.)

Author
    Scott Hiley has taught French, literature, history, and philosophy at the high school, college, and post-graduate levels.  A member of CPUSA since 2010, he is active in struggles against austerity and for education justice and labor rights. His articles have appeared in the People's World (US), the Morning Star (UK), and l'Humanité (France). He lives in a rural town in upstate NY.

Comments (4)

Keith Carpet | October 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM

I reckon if I must declare that this iq test was a blast! Yeah! And also that’d be a good thing!

MinecraftDiamondLuver69 | October 27, 2017 at 5:20 PM

I would enjoy that the effects of communism take place in the wonderful fantasy gaming world of Minecraft.

Nate Deane | June 08, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Crushed it, guess I’m allowed to keep my CPUSA tattoo lol

    Hunter Joseph Adkins from Proctorville, Ohio, USA, Zip Code: 45669 | October 27, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    What’s your tat like dude!

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