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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. What cannot be uncovered about nature's inequality, according to Rousseau?
(a) The source.
(b) The detriment.
(c) The result.
(d) The reason.

2. How are virtue and learning related according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?
(a) They are contradictory.
(b) Virtue exitsts without knowledge of it.
(c) They are polar opposites.
(d) One must learn to understand virtue.

3. What can only be brought about by ignorance given its results according to Rousseau?
(a) Political behavior.
(b) Bliss.
(c) Talent.
(d) Moral behavior.

4. What does Rousseau argue at the beginning of "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Many civilizations believe that art arose from an enemy of humanity.
(b) That the arts are corrupt.
(c) Many civilizations believe that science arose from an enemy of humanity.
(d) That the government is corrupt.

5. How did Rousseau feel men treated morality before art?
(a) With passion.
(b) Men were ignorant to it.
(c) Men had a rude but natural morality.
(d) Men ignored it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Rousseau saddened by in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?

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

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

4. What do men have that can be combined, according to Rousseau?

5. What does "A Discourse on Inequality" of Rousseau's focus on aside from morality?

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