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Question 1: The ________, once a Latino street gang, believed that revolutionary change would become a reality only via a coalition between workers and the lumpenproletariat.
ChicagoYoung LordsNew York CityBlack Panther Party

Question 2: Russian Army mutineers and their soldiers committees were critical to the overturning of the Tsarist regime during the ________.
October RevolutionVladimir LeninRussian Revolution (1917)Russian Civil War

Question 3: Marx's definition has influenced contemporary ________, who are concerned with many of the marginalized elements of society characterized by Marx under this label.
Systems theoryTalcott ParsonsSociologySocial structure

Question 4: ________ also argued in "The Wretched of the Earth" (1961) that revolutionary movements in colonized countries could not exclude the lumpenproletariat, as it constitutes both a counterrevolutionary and a revolutionary potential.
Frantz FanonPatrice LumumbaAfrican UnionMuammar al-Gaddafi

Question 5: One example is ________ in the KwaZulu region of contemporary South Africa.
Abahlali baseMjondoloWestern Cape Anti-Eviction CampaignTake Back the LandLandless Workers' Movement

Question 6: ________ elaborated this view, perceiving the lumpenproletariat as especially vulnerable to reactionary thought.
Vyacheslav MolotovChristian RakovskyEduard ShevardnadzeLeon Trotsky

Question 7: In this sense, Marx argued that Bonaparte was able to place himself above the two main classes, the proletariat and ________, by resorting to the 'lumpenproletariat' as an apparently independent base of power, while in fact advancing the material interests of the bourgeoisie.
Ruling classSocial classWorking classBourgeoisie

Question 8: Lumpenproletariat (a German word literally meaning "rag proletariat") is a term first defined by Karl Marx and ________ in The German Ideology (1845) and later elaborated on in other works by Marx.
On the Jewish QuestionYoung MarxMarxismFriedrich Engels

Question 9: In other writings, Marx also saw little potential in these sections of ________.
SocietyDemocracyJürgen HabermasPolitical philosophy

Question 10: Engels wrote about the Neapolitan lumpenproletariat during the repression of the 1848 Revolution in ________: "This action of the Neapolitan lumpenproletariat decided the defeat of the revolution.


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