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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 is the essential problem of Intuitionism?
(a) Some people do not seem to act with a natural morality.
(b) It makes defending one’s country more difficult.
(c) Many philosophers don't agree with it.
(d) It doesn't support a healthy economy.

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

3. Who should hold the greatest advantage in Rawls’ ideal society?
(a) The royals.
(b) The rich.
(c) No one.
(d) The poor.

4. What is John Stuart Mill's Theory of Higher Pleasures?
(a) The belief that intellectualism, refinement and poetry are better pleasures that dancing, lust or wealth.
(b) The belief that feelings are better pleasures than stability, wealth or objects.
(c) The belief that one should spend the most money on the finest things in life.
(d) The belief that going to church is the highest form of pleasure.

5. What does Rawls believe is the dominant theory of political philosophy throughout the 20th Century?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Ontology.
(c) Republicanism.
(d) Utilitarianism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first virtue of social institution, according to Rawls?

2. Who was the father of Utilitarianism?

3. What is the maxim of Utilitarian philosophy?

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

5. What does Rawls want his theory of justice to be?

(see the answer key)

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