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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. How is wasting time viewed by society today, according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Evil.
(b) Good.
(c) Needed.
(d) Lazy.

2. What do few artists defend according to Rousseau in "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Their country.
(b) Their desire.
(c) Their family.
(d) Their work.

3. What is a natural virtue considered to be, according to Rousseau?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Desire.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Love.

4. What does one have no time to learn when he or she is learning science, according to Rousseau?
(a) Music.
(b) Art.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Virtue.

5. How does Rousseau think the gods will react to people forming a more perfect union?
(a) They will bless them.
(b) They will curse them.
(c) They will smile on them.
(d) They will teach them.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Rousseau compare in his illustration in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?

3. How does Rousseau see the state of man in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?

4. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

5. What should society teach men to do instead of pursuing virtue, according to Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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