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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 do Intuitionist' believe in?
(a) That good and wrong are innately known.
(b) That good and wrong are illusions told by the rich.
(c) That good and wrong are taught.
(d) That good and wrong are revealed by God to the select few.

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

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

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

5. Where did the early Intuitionists believe they got their appreciation of morals, rights and wrongs or fairness?
(a) God.
(b) The king.
(c) Nature.
(d) Their parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the maxim of Utilitarian philosophy?

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

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

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

5. Which century was Intuitionism first developed?

(see the answer key)

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