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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. Which other civilizations were NOT mentioned by Rousseau as being impacted by the progress of art?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Greece.
(c) Rome.
(d) Ancient Egypt.

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 polar opposites.
(b) They are contradictory.
(c) Virtue exitsts without knowledge of it.
(d) One must learn to understand virtue.

3. What makes motives hard to discern in the modern age, according to Rousseau?
(a) Talent and beauty are not defined.
(b) Talent is defined, but not beauty.
(c) Beauty makes one work harder.
(d) Society is larger and uncertainty conceals vices.

4. What does Rousseau consider to see if the contradiction he found was true?
(a) The wealth of the state.
(b) The government.
(c) The arts and sciences.
(d) The church.

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

Short Answer 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"?

2. Why does Rousseau think men lie under restraint?

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"?

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

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

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