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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to Rousseau, what is the outcome of man's labor?
(a) More greed.
(b) Nothing.
(c) More resources.
(d) Continual suffrage.

4. What does Rousseau compare in his illustration in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?
(a) The modern man to the savage man.
(b) Governmental rule and religious rule.
(c) Modern time to prehistoric time.
(d) The modern woman to the savage man.

5. What does Rousseau think about the man who invented property rights?
(a) He pulled one over on his fellows.
(b) He was rude.
(c) He doesn't say anything about it.
(d) He was smart.

6. According to Rousseau, what was life of man limited to before his interests grew?
(a) Reproduction.
(b) Family.
(c) Survival.
(d) Sensation.

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

8. What is the final stage of maturation of inequality, according to "Chapter 5, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part Two"?
(a) Desire.
(b) Ego.
(c) Despotism.
(d) Talent.

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

10. 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) Money.
(c) Disease.
(d) Animals.

11. 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.

12. How many types of inequality does Rousseau see among humans in "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One"?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau believe does not preserve one's liberty?

2. What does Rousseau believe follows the heels of metallurgy and agriculture?

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

4. What does Rousseau believe man's current state has more of in "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?

5. According to Rousseau, what is the natural or physical inequality established by?

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