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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 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 deemed evil.
(b) If no art was made.
(c) If no one cared for art.
(d) If art was banished.

2. How did older centuries think of natural law, according to Rousseau?
(a) Beyond ethics.
(b) Beyond science.
(c) Beyond humanity.
(d) Beyond art.

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

4. How are virtue and learning related according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?
(a) Virtue exitsts without knowledge of it.
(b) They are contradictory.
(c) They are polar opposites.
(d) One must learn to understand virtue.

5. What does Rousseau understand about the idleness in children?
(a) It's a good thing.
(b) It's necessary.
(c) It's evil.
(d) It allows growth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau say arts require?

2. What should society teach men to do instead of pursuing virtue, according to Rousseau?

3. What does luxury generate according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

4. What is the main task of Rousseau's, "The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality"?

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

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