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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Critique of Intuitionism.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rawls want his theory of justice to be?
(a) Something to destroy the theories of Utilitarianism.
(b) Something to remember.
(c) A viable alternative to other theories.
(d) The dominant political view.

2. What is the maxim of Utilitarian philosophy?
(a) The greatest good to the deserving.
(b) The greatest good for the greatest number.
(c) The greatest good to the wealthiest.
(d) Might makes right.

3. Whom of the following was a leading 'Intuitionist'?
(a) J.S. Mill.
(b) John Hurt.
(c) John Locke.
(d) Socrates.

4. What defines a good society, according to Rawls?
(a) A society that owns the most land.
(b) A wealthy society.
(c) A just society.
(d) A strong society.

5. Why does Utilitarian thinking not really understand the difference between persons?
(a) Utilitarianism is never applied to the society.
(b) It perceives persons only as voters.
(c) Utilitarianism is never applied to the individual.
(d) That different people’s situations mean different levels of happiness, contentment or suffering.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Intuitionist' believe in?

2. What does Rawls believe is the dominant theory of political philosophy throughout the 20th Century?

3. What does Rawls accept about his own theory?

4. How, according to Rawls, does justice help to assign rights and duties?

5. Where did the early Intuitionists believe they got their appreciation of morals, rights and wrongs or fairness?

(see the answer key)

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