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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Individual Versus Society.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many principles of justice does the Original Position later result in?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

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

3. What defines a good society, according to Rawls?
(a) A strong society.
(b) A just society.
(c) A society that owns the most land.
(d) A wealthy society.

4. What is the essential problem of Intuitionism?
(a) Many philosophers don't agree with it.
(b) It makes defending one’s country more difficult.
(c) Some people do not seem to act with a natural morality.
(d) It doesn't support a healthy economy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the ignorant chooser know what is fair and what is not, according to Rawls?

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

3. What does the Individual lose from the Social Contract?

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

5. What is the implicit assumption that the Social Contract theory makes?

(see the answer key)

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