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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Rousseau praise for his ignorance in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part 1"?
(a) Plato.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Issac Newton.
(d) Aristotle.

2. What does Rousseau believe ensures wicked doctrines corrupting life forever?
(a) Art and artists.
(b) The printing press.
(c) History.
(d) War.

3. According to Rousseau, which of the following did not arise as a result of leaving a state of ignorance?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Luxury.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Ignorance.

4. How is wasting time viewed by society today, according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Needed.
(b) Good.
(c) Lazy.
(d) Evil.

5. Who does Rousseau think promulgates wicked doctrines?
(a) Priests.
(b) Artists.
(c) Philosphers.
(d) Scientists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Rousseau's biggest worry when discussing the correlation between the restoration of the arts and sciences in?

2. What does Rousseau argue at the beginning of "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

3. Mankind's new period of reason is a transition from what age according to Rousseau?

4. What do few artists defend according to Rousseau in "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

5. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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