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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. In America, what did people have before they had equality of conditions?
(a) Freedom of association.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Right of association.
(d) Liberty.

2. What did the American people write?
(a) The laws governing their attitudes.
(b) The laws of their country.
(c) The laws governing relationships.
(d) The laws of interactions.

3. The development of industry has led to an increase in what?
(a) Repetitive tasks.
(b) Division of labor.
(c) Working poor.
(d) Working mothers.

4. What does de Tocqeville say is linked to--but not the same as--liberty?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Idealism.
(c) Equality.
(d) Democracy.

5. De Tocqueville believes that it depends on the individual whether equality leads them to knowledge or _______________.
(a) Barbarism.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Solitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. De Tocqueville observes that in times of peace, the quality of a military in a democracy does what?

2. What acts as a catalyst for the opinions and desires of the people?

3. Political associations combat what?

4. Democracy influences the citizens' political views and what other types of views?

5. What does de Tocqueville see as the primary danger of democracy?

Short Essay Questions

1. As men seeking equality become more alike, what is one possibility for a type of tyrannical regime in a democratic society, according to de Tocqueville?

2. What is one of the problems of equality of conditions?

3. What do rising wages for workers mean?

4. In a real world, do democracies value equality or liberty more?

5. What two concepts, though linked, should not be confounded?

6. What is at least one difference between the family in a democratic society and in an aristocratic society?

7. In what situation would total equality of the people's condition be possible?

8. What does the lack of rigidity in a family relationship in a democratic society allow the family to do, according to de Tocqueville?

9. How does de Tocqueville define comfort?

10. What is the only great inequality that de Tocqueville sees in American society?

(see the answer keys)

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