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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 one have no time to learn when he or she is learning science, according to Rousseau?
(a) Music.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Art.
(d) Virtue.

2. What does Rousseau argue at the beginning of "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Many civilizations believe that art arose from an enemy of humanity.
(b) That the arts are corrupt.
(c) Many civilizations believe that science arose from an enemy of humanity.
(d) That the government is corrupt.

3. What does Rousseau want everyone to recognize in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) The power of greed.
(b) The authority of art.
(c) The wealth of the land.
(d) The authority of the state.

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

5. What does Rousseau argue about the discovery of the nature man?
(a) There is no direct evidence.
(b) It is natural and innate.
(c) There is direct evidence.
(d) It is odd and perplexing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has destroyed taste, according to the end of "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

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

3. According to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I" how were humans more secure in earlier societies?

4. What does Rousseau write was required in order to reach a new period of reason?

5. Why does Rousseau think men lie under restraint?

(see the answer key)

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