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In How-and How Not-to Love Mankind Both Marx and Turgenev were champions of the underdog.sympathyhatred

, Dalrymple makes which of the following points?

  1. Whereas Turgenev is motivated by for the weak and suffering, Marx is motivated primarily by against those he deems the oppressors.
  2. Whereas Turgenev believed that mankind was capable of improvement, though not perfectible, Marx believed that mankind was in fact perfectible, and believed that using violence to achieve his utopian goals was legitimate.
  3. All of the above.

 

5. Dalrymple makes each of the following claims in Ibsen and His Discontents EXCEPT:

 

  1. In all of his plays, Ibsen portrays human misery as resulting from not following one's own selfish inclinations, regardless of the consequences.
  2. Ibsen seeks to expose certain basic social institutions (i.e., marriage and the nuclear family) as inherently dysfunctional.
  3. Most people find it more comforting to believe in the tragic notion that mankind is inherently flawed with no possibility at perfection than in the utopian idea of human perfectibility. 
  4. The desire for an eventual state of affairs in which all human dissatisfactions are eradicated helps account for the enduring popularity of three of Ibsen's most frequently performed plays: A Doll's House, Ghosts, and Hedda Gabler.


6. Dalrymple makes each of the following claims in What is Poverty? EXCEPT:

 

  1. Poverty in contemporary England is NOT of the same magnitude and degree as it is in the Third World.
  2. The kind of poverty from which the English suffer is not material but spiritual poverty.
  3. Poverty in contemporary England is caused primarily by poor lifestyle choices rather than by a lack of means.
  4. Income redistribution by the welfare state has succeeded in eliminating poverty.

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