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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 remember.
(b) The dominant political view.
(c) A viable alternative to other theories.
(d) Something to destroy the theories of Utilitarianism.

2. Which century was Intuitionism first developed?
(a) Fifteenth.
(b) Sixteenth.
(c) Seventeenth.
(d) Eighteenth.

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

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

5. How, according to Rawls, does justice help to assign rights and duties?
(a) It ensures that some people get more duties than others.
(b) It states who has the power and who doesn't.
(c) It enforces the law.
(d) It ensures that there is an equal distribution of such.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What defines a good society, according to Rawls?

4. What is the greatest criticism levelled against Utilitarianism?

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

(see the answer key)

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