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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does Rousseau say a woman's status is highest?
(a) In the nursery as a mother.
(b) In the birthing room as a midwife.
(c) In a woman's job.
(d) In any man's job.
2. What factor does Rousseau say has increased the need for government control?
(b) Steam engines and railroads.
(c) Innovations in weaponry.
(d) Increase in population.
3. What will the principles the author recommends for Emile do for him?
(a) Butter his bread.
(b) Stand him in good stead.
(c) Serve as means to his ends.
(d) Line his pockets.
4. What kind of love does Emile's father recommend?
(a) Love that fades slowly into partnership.
(b) Love that is consummated in death.
(c) Love that deepens and matures without being satiated.
(d) Love that leads to overwhelming sensations of satiation.
5. What does Rousseau warn against with regard to desire?
(a) Ignoring desire.
(b) Dividing desire.
(c) Fulfilling desire.
(d) Channeling desire.
6. What kind of religion does Rousseau urge upon Emile?
(a) Libertine religion.
(b) Conservative devotion.
(c) Laissez-faire religion.
(d) Natural religion.
7. What does the priest say does not work?
8. What does Rousseau say unites men and women?
(a) Spiritual aspiration.
(c) Basic biology.
(d) Common humanity.
9. How does the exposition shift at the beginning of Book 4, Chapter 3?
(a) The priest takes a threatening tone.
(b) Rousseau interjects that he is leaving the discourse.
(c) The watchmaker takes over the discourse.
(d) Rousseau resumes the discourse.
10. What must Sophy and her parents determine in choosing a spouse for her?
(a) Whether she and the man are suited to each other.
(b) Whether the man is successful.
(c) Whether the man is wealthy.
(d) Whether the man is temperate.
11. How is Book 5, Chapter 2 different from the previous chapters?
(a) It tells a long hypothetical story.
(b) It is theoretical again.
(c) It gives more detailed advice.
(d) It speaks frankly from Rousseau's life experience.
12. Where do the differences between men's and women's roles originate, in Rousseau's opinion?
(a) In women's conspiracies against each other.
(b) In men's competition with each other.
(c) In nature.
(d) In a conspiracy against women.
13. What does Rousseau say man should study before he travels?
(a) The language of his destination.
(b) His fellow man.
(c) His own roots and surroundings.
(d) The history of the countries he travels to.
14. Why is Emile assigned a task by his tutor?
(a) Because his training will be incomplete until he has lost something dear to him.
(b) Because Sophy needs to know that she can rely on him.
(c) Because he is still immature, not ready for marriage emotionally.
(d) Because a man should not marry without a stable income.
15. What does Rousseau describe as an influence on the differentiation between nations?
(a) Microclimates and fisheries.
(b) Geography and oceanography.
(c) Breeding and migrations.
(d) Wars and crafts.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long had Emile and Sophy known each other as Book 5, Chapter 3 begins?
2. What stage of marriage are Sophy's parents in by the times they are preparing Sophy for marriage?
3. How does the priest describe the period after he left the church?
4. What does Sophy's name mean?
5. What topic does Rousseau treat at the end of Book 4, Chapter 3?
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