Marxist IQ: Earth Day edition (answers)

Marxist IQ: Earth Day edition (answers)


1. While anti-Marxists accused Marx of being uninterested in environmental questions, Marx


a. saw capitalism as alienating people from nature.
b. saw the interaction of labor with the natural environment as the basis of wealth and civilization.
c. saw capitalist technology in agriculture turning the forces of production into forces of destruction of the land.
d. All of the above



2. In the 19th century, the early environmental movement — a response to industrial capitalism’s development — was called


b. Conservation.



3. After WWII, conservative policies fostered a huge expansion of the use of leaded gasoline, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals. Which work awakened millions of people in the U.S. to the environmental destruction, which was being hailed as “progress”?


c. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring



4. Barry Commoner, a prominent and committed socialist, became the most important theorist of the environmental movement. He developed the concept of ecology, or the inter-relationship of humans and nature. Commoner sought to


c. restructure industrial technology to create renewable and non-toxic forces of production through economic and social planning.



5. Which nation led the world last year in investments in low-carbon wind and solar power, produces 75% of the world’s solar panels, and over the last seven years has reduced air pollution seven times more than the United States has over the last 30 years?

c. The Peoples Republic of China



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: Developing Marxist. Keep studying and stay in the struggle!
4 to 5 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!