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.)


    Alvaro Rodriguez is International Secretary of the CPUSA.

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