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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What value must Sophy's parents protect for her before she is married?
(a) Her beauty.
(b) Her purity.
(c) Her innocence.
(d) Her social status.

2. 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 a man should not marry without a stable income.
(c) Because Sophy needs to know that she can rely on him.
(d) Because he is still immature, not ready for marriage emotionally.

3. What field did the priest explore after leaving the church?
(a) Philology.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Education.

4. What does Rousseau say man should study before he travels?
(a) His fellow man.
(b) The history of the countries he travels to.
(c) The language of his destination.
(d) His own roots and surroundings.

5. What does Sophy's name mean?
(a) Power.
(b) Experience.
(c) Love.
(d) Wisdom.

6. What is the subject of Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) The duties of a husband.
(b) The education of women.
(c) The responsibility of women.
(d) The duties of a mother.

7. How had Rousseau raised his children?
(a) With strict morals.
(b) He had given them up for adoption.
(c) With kindness but insistence on obedience..
(d) In tight-fitting clothes.

8. What is Emile reminded to be, at the beginning of Book 4, Chapter 3, "Managing the Sexual Desires"?
(a) Ambitious and assertive
(b) Humble and honest.
(c) Obedient and submissive.
(d) Skeptical and cunning.

9. At what age should Sophy's parents prepare her for marriage?
(a) 14.
(b) 18.
(c) 15.
(d) 16.

10. What led to the priest's downfall as a priest?
(a) His admiration for 'the marital condition.'
(b) His passion for cards.
(c) His longing for secular knowledge.
(d) A disreputable woman.

11. What must Sophy and her parents determine in choosing a spouse for her?
(a) Whether the man is wealthy.
(b) Whether the man is temperate.
(c) Whether she and the man are suited to each other.
(d) Whether the man is successful.

12. What benefit does Rousseau say can come from reading books?
(a) Broad experience.
(b) Wealth and status.
(c) Great learning.
(d) Intimacy with the divine.

13. What stage of marriage are Sophy's parents in by the times they are preparing Sophy for marriage?
(a) They are still very much in the first throes of love.
(b) The first stage of their love is long gone, but it has sustained them.
(c) They have grown indifferent to each other, but work together for their daughter.
(d) They renew their love for each other every few years.

14. How many important long-term relationships had Rousseau had by the time he wrote "Emile"?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Zero.

15. How does Rousseau say Sophy should be able to take care of her children?
(a) Plotting out their education.
(b) Tending to their souls.
(c) Caring for their physical needs.
(d) Listening to their problems.

Short Answer Questions

1. What subject does the author address in Book 4, Chapter 3?

2. What does Rousseau say is the particular challenge for women?

3. What is Rousseau's religious perspective as he advises Emile?

4. What does the term 'lover' mean as Rousseau applies it to Emile and Sophy?

5. What kind of religion does Rousseau urge upon Emile?

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