Marxist IQ: imperialism’s anti-Communist drive (answers)

Marxist IQ: imperialism’s anti-Communist drive (answers)


1. In his classic work State and Revolution Lenin


a. rejected the anarchist slogan of “smash the state.”
b. rejected the social democratic policy of working exclusively to win influence within the existing state and political system.
c. called for eliminating the old capitalist state and replacing it with a new socialist state.
d. All of the above


2. Scholars estimate that all U.S. military-related spending for the first Cold War — from the establishment of the Truman Doctrine in 1947 up to the dismemberment of the Soviet Union in 1991 — amounted to around


d. $10 trillion.


3. Marxists see what in the U.S. is called “free enterprise” as


c. the ideological and institutional foundation of capitalist exploitation and oppression.


4. Which former leader of the Soviet Union was the target of this post-Soviet joke: “He was arrested for being a Communist, but the case was thrown out of court for lack of evidence.”


c. Gorbachev


5. Although people in the U.S. today are taught to revere Nelson Mandela, in the past, the U.S. government

a. directed the CIA to help South African political police capture and imprison Mandela in the early 1960s.
b. supported the apartheid government in its invasions of Angola and other African countries.
c. worked for decades to oppose all economic and other sanctions against the apartheid government, which it saw as a bulwark against Communism.
d. All of the above


6. If Trump and his co-conspirators are not tried and convicted for their role in the attempted coup on January 6, 2021, the effects could resemble those of


a. Mussolini and his fascist party’s March on Rome to establish a dictatorship in 1922.
b. Hitler’s 1933 use of the Reichstag Fire to establish a fascist dictatorship in 1933.
c. Pinochet’s fascist dictatorship in Chile, following his bloody coup against Allende’s socialist government in 1973.
d. All of the above


Your score: 

0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!!

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3 to 4 wrong: Developing Marxist. Keep studying and stay in the struggle!

5 to 6 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!