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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 say is cruel and unjust in a man's behavior?
(a) To force a woman to raise children.
(b) To reduce woman to a spiritual symbol.
(c) To give children up for adoption.
(d) To fail to ensure a woman's safety.

2. What paradox does Rousseau observe in the relations of the sexes?
(a) They are always around each other and don't understand each other at all.
(b) They are quite different and yet quite similar.
(c) They share many utensils, but use them for very different jobs.
(d) They use the same language but understand very different things.

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

4. What will the principles the author recommends for Emile do for him?
(a) Stand him in good stead.
(b) Line his pockets.
(c) Serve as means to his ends.
(d) Butter his bread.

5. What does the priest urge Emile and the reader to do?
(a) Commit himself blindly to one faith and follow it.
(b) Find the right religion.
(c) Never settle for one religion's answers.
(d) Return to childhood religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What metaphor does the priest use for the man who returns to his religion?

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

3. What is Emile reminded to be, at the beginning of Book 4, Chapter 3, "Managing the Sexual Desires"?

4. What did the priest feel after he left the church?

5. What does Rousseau say man should study before he travels?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rousseau say is the ideal age for marrying?

2. What is it that the priest says will allow Emile to return to his childhood religion?

3. How does the priest describe the reconciliation when someone returns to his or her childhood religion?

4. What does Rousseau say about when Emile should be married?

5. What kind of contact is allowed between Emile and Sophy?

6. What does Rousseau say about how much Emile should be worked, and how he should be worked?

7. Why does Emile's mentor informs Emile that he needs to go apart from Sophy and make himself worthy of her as a husband?

8. What does the priest describe of his background as he gives the discourse?

9. How does Rousseau describe Sophy's parents' marriage as they consider finding a marriage for Sophy?

10. What kind of religion does Rousseau urge on Emile?

(see the answer keys)

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