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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. Why did Hobbes see the necessity of the Social Contract?
(a) Because he thought that was the law of nature.
(b) Because he thought it would help the British Empire.
(c) Because he thought people were naturally brutish.
(d) Because he thought people were stupid.

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

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

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

5. What is another name for the Original Position?
(a) The Man in the Barrel Argument.
(b) The Brain in the Vat Argument.
(c) The Waiting Room Argument.
(d) The First Argument.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Veil of Ignorance in Rawls' argument?

2. In what era was the theory of the Social Contract in favor?

3. Why does Utilitarian thinking not really understand the difference between persons?

4. What does the Individual gain out of the Social Contract?

5. In the chapter “The Original Position,” what does Rawls say must be assumed about the person?

(see the answer key)

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