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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Rousseau's religious perspective as he advises Emile?
(a) Atheist.
(b) Protestant.
(c) Converted Catholic.
(d) Agnostic.

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

4. Who is at greatest risk in the courtship of Emile and Sophy?
(a) Emile's family.
(b) Sophy's family.
(c) Emile.
(d) Sophy.

5. How does Rousseau characterize his times?
(a) He says that his times have become complacent, and need to be stimulated by enterprising men.
(b) He says that his times are desperate, and good men will be needed to improve the health of nations.
(c) He says that there is more going on in his times than ever before in history.
(d) He says that his times are close to the end of time.

6. What had the priest in "The Creed of a Savoyard Priest" chapter lost when he left priesthood?
(a) His virtue.
(b) His virginity.
(c) His faith.
(d) His certainty.

7. Which impulse does Emile's father say Emile should be motivated by in his marriage?
(a) Love.
(b) Humility.
(c) Duty.
(d) Awe.

8. Where did the priest find that philosophers were exceptional?
(a) In creating phantoms and shibboleths.
(b) In arguing amongst themselves.
(c) In finding words for experience of the divine.
(d) In defining truth in human experience.

9. Where do the differences between men's and women's roles originate, in Rousseau's opinion?
(a) In men's competition with each other.
(b) In women's conspiracies against each other.
(c) In a conspiracy against women.
(d) In nature.

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

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

12. What is Sophy like before she becomes Emile's ideal wife?
(a) A mother.
(b) A good daughter.
(c) A nun.
(d) A humble worker.

13. How is Book 5, Chapter 2 different from the previous chapters?
(a) It gives more detailed advice.
(b) It tells a long hypothetical story.
(c) It speaks frankly from Rousseau's life experience.
(d) It is theoretical again.

14. How does Rousseau explain the relations of the sexes?
(a) As complementary differences.
(b) As master (or mistress) and slave.
(c) As warring opposites.
(d) As equals competing for superiority.

15. What does Rousseau say ensures interdependence of man and woman?
(a) Man's dependence on woman.
(b) Woman's need for reason.
(c) Woman's usefulness as a tool to men's work.
(d) Man's need for spiritual symbols in his life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What benefit does Rousseau say can come from reading books?

2. What is the worst thing a man can think about in regard to his child, according to Rousseau?

3. What does Rousseau say people have, who have not traveled?

4. What does Rousseau recommend for Emile concerning sexual experience?

5. Why does woman submit to man, in Rousseau's opinion?

(see the answer keys)

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