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

2. What is Rousseau's biggest worry when discussing the correlation between the restoration of the arts and sciences in?
(a) That he will not explain it.
(b) To not be objective.
(c) It is difficult to treat the subject properly.
(d) To be selective in his research.

3. Mankind's new period of reason is a transition from what age according to Rousseau?
(a) America's industrialism.
(b) Europe's fall of empire.
(c) Rome's fall of empire.
(d) Europe's barbarism.

4. What does Rousseau write was required in order to reach a new period of reason?
(a) A period of art.
(b) The ability to forgive.
(c) A revolution.
(d) A new period of desire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Describe what Rousseau felt the following did NOT do for human morals in regard to the arts and sciences.?

2. Human morals are not improved by what subject according to Rousseau?

3. 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?

4. According to Rousseau, what ancient thinker praised ignorance?

5. What does Rousseau see as possibly contradictory in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

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