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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. What does Rousseau feel happens to the state as a result of luxury development?
(a) It grows greedy.
(b) It grows poor.
(c) The quality of life increases.
(d) It grows rich, but sometimes depopulates themselves.

5. What summarizes the end of "Chapter 4, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part One"?
(a) Calling to the gods for help.
(b) Foregoing features of primitive man.
(c) Finding power.
(d) How power came into existence.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do men learn to repress as a result of jealousy, according to Rousseau?

3. Where does Rousseau question language evolved from?

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

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

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