A Theory of Justice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Social Contract.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does the Individual lose from the Social Contract?
(a) Complete freedom.
(b) The right to defend themselves.
(c) All their freedoms.
(d) The right to own property.

4. What branch of philosophy is this book concerned with?
(a) Political.
(b) Epistemology.
(c) Skeptical.
(d) Metaphysics.

5. 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 degree of Marxism within it.
(d) That there is a certain amount of Intuitionism present in 'fairness'.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the greatest criticism levelled against Utilitarianism?

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

3. What is the essential problem of Intuitionism?

4. Which century was Intuitionism first developed?

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

(see the answer key)

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