Marxist IQ: April assortment

BY:Communist Party USA| April 20, 2021
Marxist IQ: April assortment


1. The Chinese revolution was different from the Russian revolution, although both were led by revolutionary socialist parties, in that

a. the poor peasants and landless rural laborers played the central role as supporters of the Chinese Communist party and fighters of the Peoples Liberation Army.
b. the landlord class and foreign imperialists were the main enemies as against the semi-feudal Czarist aristocracy and nascent Russian capitalist class.
c. the Chinese revolution benefited from the existence of the Soviet Union, while the Russian revolution had no state providing it with aid and acting as a deterrent to its enemies.
d. all of the above


2. From Karl Marx’s address to the first International in 1864 to today, the Marxists of the world have promoted which policy regarding wars between nations?

a. Support for wars to advance the cause of socialism
b. Calls for workers to support their governments in wartime so as not to be repressed
c. Calls for workers to act in solidarity to oppose wars between nations and to end such wars when they occur without annexations and occupations
d. Call upon workers to overthrow all governments that declare wars against other nations


3. Marxists and Communists have seen such working-class reforms as old-age pensions, called Social Security in the United States, and national public health care, as

a. examples of the achievement of socialism.
b. co-optation by the capitalist class to strengthen capitalism.
c. necessary to advance working-class struggles but not sufficient in themselves to establish socialism.
d. Interference in the activities of unions, which should bargain directly for workers’ pensions.


4. When Marxists and the CPUSA have talked of the “general crisis of capitalism,” they have meant which of the following?

a. The destructive actions of leaders like Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump
b. The global overproduction and consequent falling rate of profit created by monopoly capitalism/imperialism
c. The existence of depressions and recessions under capitalism
d. The revolutionary victories of socialist movements in the world, which create the crisis


5. For most Marxists, the working class consists of

a. all wage workers and non-managerial salaried employees.
b. only manual wage workers producing goods.
c. all workers and small farmers.
d. all wage workers and all salaried employees, including middle and upper managers.


6. Which of the following describes the attitude of Marxists and the CPUSA toward capitalist parties like the Democratic Party?

a. Oppose any coalitions with such parties and fight against them in elections and mass organizations
b. Support such parties and their leadership on the “lesser of two evils” principle
c. Advance policies to empower the working class in all mass organizations and support or oppose candidates in elections tactically in regard to the interests of the working class
d. Seek to take over the Democratic Party and make it into a Communist Party

Answers here.




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