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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following are NOT the natural enemies of mankind, mentioned in "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One"?
(a) Money.
(b) Old age.
(c) Animals.
(d) Disease.

2. Who spread knowledge to the masses, according to Rousseau?
(a) Textbook writers.
(b) Historians.
(c) Priests.
(d) Kings.

3. What do people seek that do not exist, according to Rousseau at the end of Chapter 2, "A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Money.
(b) Remedies.
(c) Love.
(d) Power.

4. What created ethics according to Rousseau?
(a) Desire.
(b) Greed.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Pride.

5. What can society no longer exist on after luxury is introduced, according to Rousseau?
(a) Private income.
(b) Peaceful existence.
(c) Plants and acorns.
(d) Crops.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does amore-propre preserve?

2. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

3. What does luxury generate according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

4. What does Rousseau say arts require?

5. What do few artists defend according to Rousseau in "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

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