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Proletariat: Quiz


Question 1: According to Marxism, capitalism is a system based on the ________ of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie.
ExploitationCapital accumulationKarl MarxEconomics

Question 2: Marxism sees the proletariat and ________ (capitalist class) as occupying conflicting positions, since workers automatically wish their wages to be as high as possible, while owners and their proxies wish for wages (costs) to be as low as possible.
Ruling classWorking classSocial classBourgeoisie

Question 3: The same goes for the workers' ________ itself: it is valued, not for the amount of wealth it produces, but for the amount of labour necessary to produce and reproduce it.
Capital accumulationSurplus labourSurplus valueLabour power

Question 4: The proletariat (from ________ proletarius, a citizen of the lowest class) is a term used to identify a lower social class; a member of such a class is proletarian.
LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 5: In Marxist theory, the proletariat is the class of a capitalist society that does not have ownership of the means of production and whose only means of subsistence is to sell their ________[1] for a wage or salary.
Capital accumulationSurplus valueSurplus labourLabour power

Question 6: Originally it was identified as those people who had no ________ other than their sons.
JapanUnited StatesUnited KingdomWealth


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