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1. What is a Totalitarian state?
(a) A type of religious state.
(b) The opposite of a democracy.
(c) A type of economic system.
(d) A type of secular state.

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

3. What does Rawls think will have to be secured to keep the society a just one?
(a) Military power.
(b) Good trade agreements.
(c) One world government.
(d) Rights.

4. Where does the word and idea 'Democracy' come from?
(a) Ancient Egypt.
(b) The Ancient Athenians of Greece.
(c) Ancient Rome.
(d) Ancient India.

5. What is assumed about the liberty of the Individual, according to “The Two Principles of Justice”?
(a) That it is the only important virtue.
(b) That it may be ignored.
(c) That it may be minimized.
(d) That it may be maximized.

6. What is the second principle derived from the Original Position
(a) That disadvantaged people are provided for.
(b) That the environment is protected.
(c) The education is respected.
(d) That the Rich are allowed certain tax breaks.

7. What does Rawls admit might happen within his just society?
(a) Persecution.
(b) Political upheaval.
(c) Social and Economic inequality.
(d) Civil war.

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

9. What does Rawls claim is necessary for fair elections?
(a) As long as the wealthy get a chance to make a vote.
(b) So long as the majority get a chance to vote.
(c) One general election every generation.
(d) Fair, free and often elections.

10. What year was Adam Smith born?
(a) 1823.
(b) 1723.
(c) 1623.
(d) 1923.

11. What did wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously say about Democracy?
(a) "Far from perfect."
(b) "The sublimest virtue."
(c) "Far from perfect, but the best system on the table."
(d) "The ignoble chasing the inedible."

12. What does Rawls claim about the freedom of assembly?
(a) That it forms the key to a strong military.
(b) That it forms the key to a strong monarchy.
(c) That it forms the key to a strong police force.
(d) That it forms the key to a strong democracy

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