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Mark Wollstonecraft
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do kings naturally desire?
(a) Money.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Flattery.
(d) Education.

2. To whom does Rousseau's argument about virtue apply?
(a) Children.
(b) Women.
(c) Men.
(d) The rich.

3. To what does Wollstonecraft compare women's education?
(a) The rich.
(b) Military men.
(c) The flight of a butterfly.
(d) A dance.

4. In Chapter 6, what does Wollstonecraft say is the only thing that can bring independence and freedom?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Faith.
(d) Reason.

5. How does Wollstonecraft say God intended mankind to live after the Fall?
(a) As polygamists.
(b) In solitude.
(c) In communities.
(d) In individual family units.

6. What does Wollstonecraft say is inferior to virtue?
(a) Elegance.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Reason.

7. What is the only thing women are taught to be proud of?
(a) Their beauty.
(b) Their children.
(c) Their husbands.
(d) Their communities.

8. What effect do men and circumstances have on women, according to Wollstonecraft?
(a) Enslavement.
(b) Weakness.
(c) Strength.
(d) Education.

9. Over whom doesWollstonecraft want women to have power?
(a) Men.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Other women.
(d) Society.

10. What type of people ignores their health in pursuit of their calling?
(a) The poor.
(b) People of genius.
(c) Mothers.
(d) Religious men and women.

11. What is important to manners?
(a) Proper appearance.
(b) Individual education.
(c) Relationships.
(d) Friendship.

12. What gives man preeminence over creatures?
(a) Reason.
(b) Tools.
(c) Faith.
(d) Strength.

13. From where does true beauty arise, according to Chapter 6?
(a) Companionship.
(b) The heart.
(c) The mind.
(d) Understanding.

14. What should passion subside into in order for a couple to be happy?
(a) Tolerance.
(b) Trust.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Respect.

15. What does Wollstonecraft say “warps the understanding” and thwarts civilization's progress?
(a) Men.
(b) Education.
(c) Faith.
(d) Royalty.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose children's books does Wollstonecraft address in Chapter 5?

2. How does Wollstonecraft try to address women, according to the Introduction?

3. What kind of men easily appeal to women?

4. According to Wollstonecraft, to what might the questions she asks lead?

5. What is the title of the work by Dr. Gregory Wollstonecraft that he addresses in Chapter 5?

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