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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. What does Rousseau recommend for children, along with physical activity?
(a) Restrictive diet.
(b) Stern discipline.
(c) Complete freedom.
(d) Fresh air.
2. What argument does Rousseau use to support his emphasis on the need for physical activity in children?
(a) He refutes philosophers' claims to the contrary.
(b) He refers to studies that have been conducted.
(c) He appeals to the reader's common sense.
(d) He cites philosophers who agree with him.
3. What does Rousseau say is the purpose of education?
(a) Giving children a sense of their potential.
(b) Giving children a sense of their own innate divinity.
(c) Giving children a sense of their limitations.
(d) Giving children a sense of their innate damnation.
4. From what does Rousseau want to protect children?
(a) Fear of embarrassment.
(b) Fear of failure.
(c) Fear of hurt.
(d) Fear of Hell.
5. What does Rousseau say an adolescent's new powers and experiences cause him or her to do?
(a) Submit to authorities.
(b) Speak with new authority.
(c) Chafe against constraints.
(d) Discover new laws.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of clothing does Rousseau prefer for children?
2. How does Rousseau believe physical activity affects perception?
3. What is it that allows an adolescent to exceed his limits?
4. What is the ultimate goal of Rousseau's educational philosophy?
5. With what tone does Rousseau open Book 4 Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Rousseau mean when he says that he wants children to learn ignorance?
2. What does Rousseau say is the source of inner conflict?
3. What does Rousseau mean when he urges readers to see ignorance?
4. Describe Rousseau's childhood and early career.
5. Why does Rousseau assert the need for honesty with respect to Emile, the student?
6. What kind of strength does Rousseau want to engender in a child?
7. What does Rousseau say is the purpose of education?
8. Why does Rousseau say that it is vital, when relating to a child, to be responsive while yet retaining authority?
9. What does Rousseau say has a corrupting effect on men?
10. How was "Emile" received?
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