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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Individual Liberties.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Individual gain out of the Social Contract?
(a) Power and glory.
(b) Money and wealth.
(c) Military might.
(d) Protection and security.

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

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

4. What is the only caveat to a maximum liberty of the individual?
(a) That the individual is god-fearing.
(b) That the individual does not impede anyone else's liberty.
(c) That the individual does not challenge the powers that be.
(d) That the individual does not make too much money.

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. What is another name for the Original Position?

3. What does Rawls think will have to be secured to keep the society a just one?

4. What does Rawls admit might happen within his just society?

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

(see the answer key)

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