A Discourse on Inequality Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. What does Rousseau argue that men with talent should do?
(a) Be humble.
(b) Show compassion.
(c) Reap glory and remain obscure.
(d) Live in exile.

2. According to Rousseau, why does science lead to war?
(a) It allows plan of attacks.
(b) It gives knowledge.
(c) It enables the desire of revenge.
(d) It produces better weapons.

3. What did Rousseau believe created physics?
(a) Desire.
(b) Greed.
(c) Idleness.
(d) Pride.

4. 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) Germany.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) Italy.

5. What created ethics according to Rousseau?
(a) Greed.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Pride.
(d) Desire.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau believe ensures wicked doctrines corrupting life forever?

2. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

3. Who does Rousseau think promulgates wicked doctrines?

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

5. What would history be empty without, according Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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