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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 call democracy?
(a) Death by committee.
(b) Rule by the poor.
(c) The tyranny of the masses.
(d) A condition with more magistrates than citizens.

2. What does Rousseau warn against with regard to desire?
(a) Channeling desire.
(b) Dividing desire.
(c) Ignoring desire.
(d) Fulfilling desire.

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

4. What quality is necessary for any marriage to succeed, in Rousseau's opinion?
(a) Obedience.
(b) Cooperation.
(c) Mutual affection.
(d) Romance.

5. What kind of value should Sophy's skills have, in Rousseau's opinion?
(a) Theoretical value.
(b) Economic value.
(c) Spiritual value.
(d) Practical value.

Short Answer Questions

1. Against what kind of trap does Rousseau warn Emile?

2. What did a career in the church offer the priest?

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

4. How does Rousseau characterize his times?

5. How can woman exercise cruelty in her turn, in Rousseau's opinion?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What three forces does Rousseau say are involved in preparing Sophy for marriage?

3. How does Rousseau describe Sophy's talents?

4. What does Rousseau say about travel?

5. What does Rousseau say about how long man should retain his virginity?

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

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

8. What does the priest urge Emile to do at the end of his discourse?

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

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

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