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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 does Rousseau say separates the sensation of the savage from simple knowledge?
(a) A bridge.
(b) A gulf.
(c) An ocean.
(d) A universe.

2. Who does Rousseau thank at the beginning of "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) His wife.
(b) His parents.
(c) His sovereign lords.
(d) His children.

3. What does Rousseau believe would return humans to the original state of society?
(a) Incomplete passion.
(b) Complete idleness.
(c) Giving up power.
(d) Complete desire.

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

5. Who is Rousseau saddened by in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) His citizen's loss of freedom.
(b) His citizen's loss of equality.
(c) Himself.
(d) His citizen's loss of power.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Rousseau question moral behavior could strictly be brought about by?

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"?

4. What would make property rights equal?

5. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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