Question 21/GED Reading Practice Test

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Read the follow passage and then answer the question below:

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of a society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending class” (318).
Marx, Karl, and Engels, Friedrich. “The Communist Manifesto”. Reading the World: Ideas that Matter. Ed. Micheal Austin. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2007. 318. Print.

According to this philosophy, would Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels have to say about the American Revolution?

A. It was a class struggle
B. It was a religious war
C. It was a just Revolution
D. It was the ruin of the contending class