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1. According to Weber, how do Protestants and Catholics compare in terms of the number who become business leaders and capitalists?

2. Who does Weber give as an example of somebody who embodies the spirit of capitalism?

3. Which religion does Weber argue has the most unique consistency and psychological power?

4. Which of the following was a psychological result of believing the doctrine of predestination?

5. Which doctrine would Weber consider most "rational"?

6. Which religion did Weber argue was least emotional?

7. According to Weber, when did worldly activity gain religious significance?

8. What image does Weber use to explain the situation of modern individuals facing the capitalist spirit?

9. What does Weber say is one difference between the Puritans and modern man?

10. What does Weber say the influence of wealth is?

11. According to Weber, when did the term "calling" gain significance?

12. Which religion did Weber say had the LEAST impact on the development of the spirit of capitalism?

13. According to Weber, how would a "traditionalist" laborer respond to an increase in pay per unit produced?

14. According to Weber, what usually caused people to move away from traditionalism in business?

15. In what area does Weber say that the West is more rational than the rest of the world?

16. Which statement best characterizes Weber's view on the rise of capitalism in the West?

17. Which of the following is a trait of what Weber calls "rationalization"?

18. Which of the following is a trait of traditionalism?

19. What does Weber argue is the relationship between the concept of a "calling" and the fate of traditionalism?

20. When did Weber first publish The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?

21. Where was Weber from?

22. What social theory does Weber dismiss as naïve and simplistic?

23. Which discipline does Weber utilize in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?

24. How does Weber conclude The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?

25. What was the Puritans' attitude toward relaxation?

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