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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 see as possibly contradictory in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?
(a) Learning and ignorance.
(b) Virtue and learning.
(c) Morality and learning.
(d) Virtue and morality.

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

3. According to Rousseau, who destroyed human compassion?
(a) Modern depravity.
(b) Greed.
(c) Desire.
(d) Power.

4. What does Rousseau believe divides a repressed man?
(a) Instinct and reflex.
(b) Reflex and emotions.
(c) Amore-propre and primitive emotions.
(d) Carnal and natural desire.

5. What did the poor become, according to Rousseau?
(a) Rude.
(b) Thieves.
(c) Greedy.
(d) Moral.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Rousseau analyze the effects of the arts and sciences on at the end of "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences. Part 1"?

2. What should mans' response to the effects of art and science on society be, as described by Rousseau?

3. What does Rousseau reflect on at the beginning of "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?

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

5. What would make an artist sad according to "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?

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