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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rousseau believe is an artist's greatest compensation for his labor?
(a) Admiration.
(b) Money.
(c) Praise.
(d) Display.

2. Describe what Rousseau felt the following did NOT do for human morals in regard to the arts and sciences.?
(a) Improve them.
(b) Worsen them.
(c) Affect them.
(d) Strengthen them.

3. What does the dissolution of morality follow according to Rousseau?
(a) Pride and corruption of intelligence.
(b) Desire and the corruption of soul.
(c) Greed.
(d) Luxury and the corruption of taste.

4. What does Rousseau believe would return humans to the original state of society?
(a) Incomplete passion.
(b) Complete idleness.
(c) Giving up power.
(d) Complete desire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does inequality cheapen according to Rousseau?

2. What is much disagreement made over, according to Rousseau in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?

3. What has added little to happiness in humans, according to Rousseau?

4. What type of state is Rousseau interested in having?

5. What did Rousseau believe created physics?

(see the answer key)

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