Liberal Fascism - Chapter Three

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Liberal Fascism Quizzes & Trivia

A 10-question quiz on Chapter Three of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, entitled "Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of Liberal Fascism".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the totalitarian ideology that took root in America during the first part of the 20th century?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      National Socialism

    • C. 

      Progressivism

    • D. 

      Futurism

  • 2. 
    Why did Goldberg consider Woodrow Wilson to be the 20th century's first fascist dictator?
    • A. 

      He arrested more dissidents in three years than Mussolini did in a decade.

    • B. 

      He violated more civil liberties in three years than Mussolini did in 12.

    • C. 

      He created a more comprehensive government propaganda ministry than Mussolini did.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    What was the name of Woodrow Wilson's massive and widely acclaimed book of political science?
    • A. 

      The State

    • B. 

      Man, Economy, and State

    • C. 

      Nation, State, and Economy

    • D. 

      Human Action

  • 4. 
    What two visions were said to compliment each other perfectly during the Progressive Era?
    • A. 

      Italian Fascism and Roman Catholicism

    • B. 

      Darwinian organicism and Christian messianism

    • C. 

      Social Darwinism and Individualism

    • D. 

      Darwinian selectionism and Marxian classism

  • 5. 
    What does Goldberg highlight as the connection between Progressive totalitarianism and Darwinian theory?
    • A. 

      Darwinian theory proved that God does not exist, allowing the State to fill the void.

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin was an important Progressive figure.

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson was a professor of biology at Princeton and taught evolution there.

    • D. 

      Wilson thought Darwinism applied to government because it is a living thing.

  • 6. 
    The Progressive concept of the _______ _______ held that the state was the right arm of God and was the means by which the whole nation and world would be redeemed.
  • 7. 
    According to Goldberg, Wilson’s view of politics could be summarized by what word?
    • A. 

      Statolatry

    • B. 

      Praxeology

    • C. 

      Socionomics

    • D. 

      Fascistry

  • 8. 
    Which of Thomas Jefferson's principles did Wilson explicitly reject as no longer applying to practical American politics?
    • A. 

      Power derived from the consent of the governed.

    • B. 

      Inalienable rights endowed by a Creator.

    • C. 

      The government which governs best governs least.

    • D. 

      All men are created equal.

  • 9. 
    What was the Progressives attitude towards war?
    • A. 

      They supported it reluctantly as a means of expanding American power.

    • B. 

      They supported it enthusiastically as a means of reorganizing society.

    • C. 

      They opposed it reluctantly because they considered it to be too expensive.

    • D. 

      They opposed it vehemently because they considered it to be unchristian.