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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rousseau say separates the sensation of the savage from simple knowledge?
(a) A gulf.
(b) A bridge.
(c) A universe.
(d) An ocean.

2. What was man's second feeling, according to Rousseau?
(a) Self preservation.
(b) His breath.
(c) Crying.
(d) His existence.

3. Which of the following are NOT the natural enemies of mankind, mentioned in "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One"?
(a) Old age.
(b) Disease.
(c) Money.
(d) Animals.

4. What is at conflict in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix" that concerns Rousseau?
(a) Men's interests.
(b) Men's desires.
(c) Men's thought process.
(d) Men's behavior.

5. What does natural inequality produce, according to Rousseau?
(a) Economic inequality.
(b) State inequalitry.
(c) Personal inequality.
(d) National inequliaty.

6. What leads to sex for man, according to Rousseau?
(a) Lust.
(b) Carnal desire.
(c) Love.
(d) Natural sentiment.

7. According to Rousseau, what do men have that is difficult to control?
(a) Anger.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Desire.
(d) Instincts.

8. What does "A Discourse on Inequality" of Rousseau's focus on aside from morality?
(a) Results of inequality.
(b) The outcome of equality.
(c) Detriment.
(d) Political equality.

9. What does philosophy do?
(a) Broadens the human.
(b) Introverts the human.
(c) Isolates the human.
(d) Enlightens the human.

10. What does Rousseau feel differing forms of government result in?
(a) Different outlooks.
(b) Different motivators.
(c) Different levels of inequality.
(d) Different desires.

11. What do humans owe many of their ideas to?
(a) Speech.
(b) God.
(c) The nature.
(d) Their ancestors.

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

13. What makes use of human understanding, according to Rousseau?
(a) Brain.
(b) Law.
(c) Nature.
(d) Grammar.

14. What does Rousseau believe helped man use nature?
(a) Instinct.
(b) Natural reason.
(c) Free will.
(d) Force.

15. What was the result of new tools being invented, according to Rousseau?
(a) Men's interests began to coincide.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Violence and death.
(d) Men's interests began to conflict.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do men have that can be combined, according to Rousseau?

3. What did some individuals grow rich enough for as a result of inventions?

4. What does Rousseau think humans are called to in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?

5. How does Rousseau think the gods will react to people forming a more perfect union?

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