Marxist IQ: Imperial U.S. (answers)

Marxist IQ: Imperial U.S. (answers)

1. Among its lesser-known crimes, the CIA over the decades gave lists of names of Communist party members in many countries to right-wing dictatorships who then murdered these comrades, numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Among the countries where such terrorist acts were conducted on a mass scale were


a. Iran after 1953.
b. Guatemala after 1954.
c. Indonesia after 1965, where an estimated 1,000,000 people and many thousands of PKI (Communist Party of Indonesia) activists were murdered after the military coup.
d. All of the above


2. Like the British, French, and other colonial empires before them, Marxists and Communists see U.S. imperialism’s actions since the end of World War II as


c. an attempt to defuse domestic social conflicts at home and increase profits by the super-exploitation of poor countries and regions.


3. Although successive U.S. governments have defined their policy in Cuba as a defense of “democracy and human rights,” Marxists and Communists see that policy as


b. based on the desire to restore capitalism and Cuban dependency and U.S. economic control over the Cuban people.


4. During its intervention in Vietnam’s anti-colonial revolutionary civil war, which of the following policies was not used by successive U.S. governments?


b. The use of the United Nations to negotiate a settlement to the conflict


5. Philip Agee, the CIA defector whose exposé of CIA abuses in the 1970s prompted a law barring anyone from revealing the names of CIA agents, called the CIA


a. the secret police of world imperialism.


6. If history is any judge, the Biden administration, if it continues to escalate its attacks on socialist Cuba, will see


d. the strengthening of the administration’s right-wing Republican enemies  (just as Harry Truman’s original cold war policies and Lyndon Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam War strengthened their right-wing Republican enemies).


Your score:

0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!
1 wrong: Developed Marxist. Form a study group, join the party.
2 to 3 wrong: Class-conscious worker – study harder.
4 to 6 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!