Introduction To James Connolly.

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Introduction to James Connolly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where was Connolly from?

    • A.

      Scotland.

    • B.

      Ireland.

    • C.

      England.

    • D.

      USA.

    Correct Answer
    A. Scotland.
    Explanation
    Connolly's origin can be inferred from the given options, which include Scotland, Ireland, England, and the USA. Among these options, Scotland is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Whose writing influenced James Connolly?

    • A.

      C.S. Parnell

    • B.

      K. Marx

    • C.

      M. Davitt

    • D.

      P. Pearse

    Correct Answer
    B. K. Marx
    Explanation
    James Connolly was a socialist and labor leader who was heavily influenced by the writings of Karl Marx. Marx's ideas on class struggle, capitalism, and the need for workers' rights and revolution resonated with Connolly. He incorporated Marxist principles into his own writings and activism, advocating for the rights of the working class and the overthrow of capitalist systems. Marx's influence on Connolly's thinking and his commitment to socialist ideals made him a key figure in the labor movement and the fight for workers' rights in Ireland.

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  • 3. 

    Connolly believed that the government should control the means of production. What does that mean?

    • A.

      Government controls the wealth producing activities of a country.

    • B.

      Government stays out of the economy as much as possible.

    • C.

      Government controls media.

    • D.

      Everyone gets paid the same.

    Correct Answer
    A. Government controls the wealth producing activities of a country.
    Explanation
    Connolly believed that the government should control the means of production, which means that the government has control over the wealth-producing activities of a country. This implies that the government has the authority to regulate and manage industries, resources, and economic activities to ensure equitable distribution of wealth and resources among the population. It is a belief in a planned economy where the government plays a central role in economic decision-making and resource allocation.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of the political party that Connolly helped establish?

    • A.

      Labour

    • B.

      Fianna Fail

    • C.

      Fine Gael

    • D.

      Green Party

    Correct Answer
    A. Labour
    Explanation
    Connolly helped establish the Labour Party.

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  • 5. 

    What did Connolly think would happen when the Great War began?

    • A.

      British workers and German workers would not fight. They would join together to over throw the bosses

    • B.

      People would put the country before their own social class.

    • C.

      Ireland should help out Britain.

    • D.

      Connolly wanted to be loyal to the King.

    Correct Answer
    A. British workers and German workers would not fight. They would join together to over throw the bosses
    Explanation
    Connolly believed that when the Great War began, British workers and German workers would unite and not fight each other. Instead, they would join forces to overthrow their respective bosses. This suggests that Connolly had a strong belief in the solidarity of the working class across national boundaries and saw the war as an opportunity for workers to unite against their common oppressors.

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