A Theory of Justice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 first virtue of social institution, according to Rawls?
(a) Strength.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Justice.
(d) Militarism.

2. Who was the father of Utilitarianism?
(a) Spinoza.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) David Hume.

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

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

5. What does Rawls accept about his own theory?
(a) That there is a certain amount of Intuitionism present in 'fairness'.
(b) That it might be hard to apply to the real world.
(c) That it is quite socialist.
(d) That there is a degree of Marxism within it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the essential problem of Intuitionism?

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

3. What branch of philosophy is this book concerned with?

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

5. Who should hold the greatest advantage in Rawls’ ideal society?

(see the answer key)

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