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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rousseau write was required in order to reach a new period of reason?
(a) A revolution.
(b) The ability to forgive.
(c) A period of art.
(d) A new period of desire.

2. How many natural principles does Rousseau see in humanity at the end of "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 4.

3. What does Rousseau believe ensures wicked doctrines corrupting life forever?
(a) History.
(b) War.
(c) The printing press.
(d) Art and artists.

4. 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?
(a) No one was deemed better or worse than another.
(b) They had no pretentions.
(c) They could "see through" one another.
(d) They weren't more secure.

5. What did the rich become, according to Rousseau?
(a) Rude.
(b) Usurpers.
(c) Harsh.
(d) Greedy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau see as possibly contradictory in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

2. How many types of inequality does Rousseau see among humans in "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One"?

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

4. Human morals are not improved by what subject according to Rousseau?

5. How did Rousseau feel men treated morality before art?

(see the answer key)

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