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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rawls claim about the freedom of assembly?

2. What is assumed about the liberty of the Individual, according to “The Two Principles of Justice”?

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

4. What is the only caveat to a maximum liberty of the individual?

5. Where does the word and idea 'Democracy' come from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who decides the limits of human liberty, according to the Two Principles of Justice?

2. Why are the limits of human freedom according to the Two Principles of Justice essentially a form of social contract?

3. In what way does Rawls admit that inequalities can be endured in his system?

4. What is the first principle that the Original Position ensures?

5. How does the Original Position not account for second- or later generations?

6. What are the limits of human freedom, according to the Two Principles of Justice?

7. In what way does the Original Position ensure the two principles of justice?

8. What has to be used to ensure the two principles of justice?

9. What form must the protection of disadvantaged people come from?

10. What is the second principle that the Original Position ensures?

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