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

2. 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) Love.
(b) Power.
(c) Money.
(d) Remedies.

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

4. What type of government worries Rousseau?
(a) Democratic.
(b) Dictatorship.
(c) Republican.
(d) Green.

5. Describe what Rousseau felt the following did NOT do for human morals in regard to the arts and sciences.?
(a) Worsen them.
(b) Strengthen them.
(c) Improve them.
(d) Affect them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of land does Rousseau prefer to live in?

2. What grew when the family grew, according to Rousseau?

3. What does Rousseau feel happens to the state as a result of luxury development?

4. What happened as words grew in number?

5. The arts and sciences have helped human beings to repress what according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

(see the answer key)

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