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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What civilizations does Rousseau follow to track the decline of morality?
(a) The English and Greeks.
(b) The Romans and Germans.
(c) The Romans and Greeks.
(d) The Germans and Irish.

2. What does Rousseau argue about the discovery of the nature man?
(a) It is natural and innate.
(b) It is odd and perplexing.
(c) There is no direct evidence.
(d) There is direct evidence.

3. According to Rousseau, what ancient thinker praised ignorance?
(a) Plato.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Hermes.

4. How does Rousseau want to live and die?
(a) With love.
(b) Freely.
(c) With power.
(d) In solitude.

5. What do few artists defend according to Rousseau in "Chapter 2, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part II"?
(a) Their desire.
(b) Their country.
(c) Their work.
(d) Their family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of land does Rousseau prefer to live in?

2. How do modern centuries see natural law?

3. The arts and sciences have helped human beings to repress what according to "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I"?

4. 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?

5. What does Rousseau question moral behavior could strictly be brought about by?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rousseau feel humans are called to, according "Chapter 6, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Appendix"?

2. Explain why Rousseau feels ignorance has been praised.

3. How does economic inequality evolve according to "Chapter 5, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part Two"?

4. What is the general will composed of, according to "Chapter 7, A Discourse on Political Economy"?

5. How does Rousseau feel speech and grammar became established?

6. Describe the two types of inequality Rousseau sees in humans according to "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One".

7. Explain Rousseau's view of philosophers.

8. Explain how Rousseau wants people to recognize the authority of the State in "Chapter 3, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Dedication and Preface".

9. Discuss how Rousseau views passions and sensation in "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One".

10. Describe where patriotism must come from as discussed in "Chapter 7, A Discourse on Political Economy".

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