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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Slavery makes people tend to be what according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?
(a) Equal.
(b) Affiliated.
(c) Angry.
(d) Civilized.

2. What does Rousseau's "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I" discuss about the correlation between the restoration of the arts and sciences and morality?
(a) If morality purifies science.
(b) If morality is purified or corrupted by arts and science.
(c) How morality and corruption affect one another.
(d) If corruption negates artistic quality.

3. Where did Rousseau analyze the effects of the arts and sciences on at the end of "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences. Part 1"?
(a) Italy.
(b) France.
(c) Germany.
(d) England.

4. 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.

5. According to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I" how were humans more secure in earlier societies?
(a) No one was deemed better or worse than another.
(b) They had no pretentions.
(c) They weren't more secure.
(d) They could "see through" one another.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. How are virtue and learning related according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

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

4. According to Rousseau, what led to the degeneration of society?

5. What can only be brought about by ignorance given its results according to Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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