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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Rousseau, which of the following did not arise as a result of leaving a state of ignorance?
(a) Luxury.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Ignorance.
(d) Wealth.

2. What was the result of the arts and sciences becoming despotic, according to Rousseau?
(a) The public rejected it.
(b) The public embraced it.
(c) Nothing.
(d) It stifled mans' original liberty and caused people to love their slavery.

3. What is the main task of Rousseau's, "The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality"?
(a) To discuss the history of inequality.
(b) To discover origins.
(c) To discover the origin of inequality.
(d) To compare and contrast equality vs inequality.

4. 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 work.
(b) Their country.
(c) Their family.
(d) Their desire.

5. What does Rousseau exhort his citizens NOT to do?
(a) Distrust the government.
(b) Distrust the state.
(c) Distrust one another.
(d) Trust one another.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Rousseau think promulgates wicked doctrines?

2. According to Rousseau, why does science lead to war?

3. What is true philosophy, according to Rousseau in "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

4. Who did Rousseau praise for his ignorance in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part 1"?

5. What does the dissolution of morality follow according to Rousseau?

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