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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. According to Rousseau, what does moral inequality clash with?
(a) Natural right.
(b) Human rights.
(c) Natural law.
(d) Human law.

2. 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.

3. What would history be empty without, according Rousseau?
(a) Without tyrants or wars.
(b) Government.
(c) Without greed and power.
(d) Money.

4. What is much disagreement made over, according to Rousseau in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface"?
(a) The evolution of man.
(b) The nature of greed.
(c) The evolution of greed.
(d) The nature of man.

5. Mankind's new period of reason is a transition from what age according to Rousseau?
(a) America's industrialism.
(b) Europe's barbarism.
(c) Europe's fall of empire.
(d) Rome's fall of empire.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the poor become, according to Rousseau?

2. 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?

3. What does Rousseau argue about the discovery of the nature man?

4. What was man's second feeling, according to Rousseau?

5. What does Rousseau believe is the reason men now live apart?

(see the answer key)

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