Marxist IQ: Marxism and culture (answers)

Marxist IQ: Marxism and culture (answers)

1. Marxists, unlike defenders of capitalism, analyze culture as


c. understandable in terms of class relations and struggle.


2. Marxists in socialist countries sought to encourage art and culture based on principles known as


b. social realism.


3. In the 1930s, Communists and others on the left as they fought to build unions of cultural workers in the United States established a cultural journal. What was the title?


d. The New Masses


4. Although this is largely ignored in the media of capitalist countries, many artists associated with great achievements in the arts have been members of and/or closely associated with Communist parties. Who fits this description?


a. Spanish abstract artist Pablo Picasso
b. German playwright Bertolt Brecht
c. American actor-singer-ethnomusicologist Paul Robeson
d. All of the above (Read about other Communists in the arts here.}


5. For Marxists and Communists, the ideal of a “people’s democratic culture” means


b. a culture that working people create, participate in, and have free access to.




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 5 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!