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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was man's first feeling, according to Rousseau?
(a) Self preservation.
(b) Crying.
(c) His breath.
(d) His existense.

2. What do men learn to repress as a result of jealousy, according to Rousseau?
(a) Their irrational emotions.
(b) Their heated emotions.
(c) Their overall emotions.
(d) Their natural emotions.

3. What does Rousseau believe government did NOT evolve from?
(a) Rich men.
(b) Mindless ideas.
(c) Arbitrary power.
(d) Gods and kings.

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

5. When does Rousseau believe inequality came?
(a) When people noticed power.
(b) When democracy was strongest.
(c) When people desire power.
(d) When democracy was weakest.

6. What does Rousseau believe does not preserve one's liberty?
(a) Ignoring one's liberty.
(b) Alienation of one's liberty.
(c) Laughing at one's liberty.
(d) Using one's liberty.

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

8. What can society no longer exist on after luxury is introduced, according to Rousseau?
(a) Crops.
(b) Peaceful existence.
(c) Private income.
(d) Plants and acorns.

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

10. What does Rousseau believe man's current state has more of in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?
(a) Denial over all.
(b) Egotism.
(c) Luxury.
(d) More pain than pleasure.

11. How does society subsist according to Rousseau?
(a) Gaining at others' expense.
(b) Illegal control.
(c) Lies.
(d) Governmental taxation.

12. What cannot be uncovered about nature's inequality, according to Rousseau?
(a) The reason.
(b) The source.
(c) The detriment.
(d) The result.

13. What does nature tell humans?
(a) Be kind.
(b) Preserve his strength.
(c) Preserve the land.
(d) Do good for himself.

14. How does Rousseau see the state of man in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?
(a) Unnatural.
(b) Unhealthy.
(c) Happy and natural.
(d) Chaotic.

15. What do men have that can be combined, according to Rousseau?
(a) Fears and wants.
(b) Ideas and senses.
(c) Senses and fears.
(d) Ideas and desires.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does philosophy do?

2. Where does Rousseau question language evolved from?

3. What does Rousseau think about the man who invented property rights?

4. Where do people begin to crowd as luxury grows, according to Rousseau?

5. According to Rousseau, what do men have that is difficult to control?

(see the answer keys)

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