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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rawls claim is necessary for fair elections?

2. What is a Totalitarian state?

3. What year was Adam Smith born?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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