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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 luxury generate according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Time wasted.
(b) Greed.
(c) Power.
(d) Social classes.

2. Human morals are not improved by what subject according to Rousseau?
(a) Engineering.
(b) The sciences.
(c) The arts.
(d) Religion.

3. What would make an artist sad according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) If art was banished.
(b) If art was deemed evil.
(c) If no one cared for art.
(d) If no art was made.

4. What does Rousseau believe is the reason men now live apart?
(a) To hide their wickedness.
(b) To have more land.
(c) Secrecy is best.
(d) To keep their personal secrets.

5. What civilizations does Rousseau follow to track the decline of morality?
(a) The Romans and Greeks.
(b) The English and Greeks.
(c) The Germans and Irish.
(d) The Romans and Germans.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. Which other civilizations were NOT mentioned by Rousseau as being impacted by the progress of art?

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

4. How does Rousseau believe men should feel at the state of leaving ignorance?

5. Slavery makes people tend to be what according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

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