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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. Who spread knowledge to the masses, according to Rousseau?
(a) Textbook writers.
(b) Historians.
(c) Kings.
(d) Priests.

2. What does Rousseau reflect on at the beginning of "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) The origin of life.
(b) The origin of music.
(c) The origin of the stars.
(d) The origin of inequality.

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

4. What does Rousseau's "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I" discuss about the correlation between the restoration of the arts and sciences and morality?
(a) If morality is purified or corrupted by arts and science.
(b) If morality purifies science.
(c) If corruption negates artistic quality.
(d) How morality and corruption affect one another.

5. How do modern centuries see natural law?
(a) Rules.
(b) Rules given to men, given to themselves.
(c) Accepted societal behavior.
(d) Understood rules.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Rousseau, which of the following did not arise as a result of leaving a state of ignorance?

2. What was the state of France, according to Rousseau, as a result of the introduction of the arts and sciences?

3. What is the abuse of morality generated by, according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

4. What does Rousseau say wise men do not chase?

5. The arts and sciences have helped human beings to repress what according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

(see the answer key)

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