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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #48

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. "Restraining yourself for the good of the family, tribe, village, or community"  has been described as  

1) noble savage behavior        2) an important aspect of "small is beautiful"

3) one of the cooperative principles        4) freedom to choose self responsibility

5)  a choice that is at the heart of the central conflict

2.   _________________ is characterized by small units owned by individuals, small businesses or communities, requiring relatively little capital investment that are located where the demand for whatever they produce is. 

1) decentralized production       

2) subsidiarity                             3) soft technology     

4) production by the masses       5) cottage industry  

3.  All of the following are true about co-operatives and the cooperative principles behind them except

1) they are voluntary      2) their principles were worked in the 1960s

3) they are democratic

4) they value continuing education and training

5) they don't mind profits, but return them to members 

4. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) production by the masses, not mass production / small is beautiful  

2) investment made in people / human capital    

3)  mutualism / economic theory

4) collective / typically elitist, non-democratic

5) credit union / member-owned co-operative

5.  All of the following would be valued or have a place in a new society founded by Cooperative, Decentralized Society Advocates except 

1) globalization                   2) local control of schools

3) ecovillages                      4) community supported agriculture

5)  common good banks

6.   All of the following words might be used to characterize appropriate technology except which

1) uses what's locally available     2) replaces people with machines

3) less environmental impact         4) decentralized

5) less capital intensive

7.  Someone for whom The Cooperative, Decentralized Society Advocate worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview would like to an economy involving a combination of all of the following except which

1) cooperatives    2) small private businesses    3) employee owned companies

4) volunteer community organizations   

5) local representatives of multinational corporations

8. Which of the following beliefs or behaviors is most strongly linked to someone for whom The Cooperative, Decentralized Society Advocate worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?

1) favors a government "safety net"       2) dislikes big decentralized institutions

3) thinks power should diffuse to the lowest level      4) wholism

5) ultimately favors cooperative based economy dominated by labor unions 

9.  A belief that you would not expect from someone for whom The Cooperative, Decentralized Society Advocate worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be belief in or being sympathetic to which of the following?

 1) competition            2) economic democracy            3) self reliance

4) institutions that respond to local needs        5) bioregional planning

10.  Which of the following associations is inappropriate or wrong ?

1) labor unions / advance owners' interests   

2) microcredit / small loans to poor people

3)  1000 megawatt electric power plant / centralized energy installation  

4) E. F. Schumacher / Buddhist economics   

5) society / more impersonal than community


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