Emile Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, Book 4 : Chapter 3, Managing the Sexual Desires.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is it that allows an adolescent to exceed his limits?
(a) A strength that had always been there, unused.
(b) A strength that he did not know he had.
(c) A strength he attains as the reward for competition against his peers.
(d) A strength he assumes by strict physical training.

2. What metaphor does the priest use for the man who returns to his religion?
(a) Healing an injury.
(b) Reconciling with family.
(c) Finding eternal peace.
(d) Outfitting a ship for a voyage.

3. What innate ability allows a child to exceed his limits?
(a) The ability to discern right from wrong.
(b) The ability to take responsible actions.
(c) The ability to learn from experience.
(d) The ability to read.

4. Which philosopher does Rousseau cite by name in the section on Submission?
(a) Fleury.
(b) Hume.
(c) Kant.
(d) Hegel.

5. Why does Rousseau say that children lack strength?
(a) Because they have been subjected to book learning.
(b) Because they are compared with adults.
(c) Because they have not been fed well.
(d) Because they have not exercised enough.

Short Answer Questions

1. When should children begin book learning, in Rousseau's opinion?

2. What condition does the priest impose on his advice?

3. How will the right amount of work affect Emile?

4. Why did the priest feel that he had lost his entire religion?

5. What does Rousseau explicate regarding selfishness?

(see the answer key)

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