Emile Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau describe as an influence on the differentiation between nations?

2. Why is Emile assigned a task by his tutor?

3. What had the priest in "The Creed of a Savoyard Priest" chapter lost when he left priesthood?

4. How much work does Rousseau recommend for Emile?

5. Why did the priest feel that he had lost his entire religion?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Rousseau say about the conflict between the sexes?

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

4. To what does Rousseau attribute the differences between men and women?

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

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

7. Why did the priest become a priest?

8. How does the priest describe his feelings about leaving the church?

9. What skills in particular does Rousseau say Sophy should possess?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is radical about "Emile"? Cite three examples of Rousseau's radical ideas for children and children's education that made "Emile" controversial in its day. Is his work still radical today?

Essay Topic 2

How does Rousseau use the student's feelings against him? How does he try to guide or suppress the student's feelings?

Essay Topic 3

What qualities, other than age, define a man's readiness to marry? Use examples from the text. Is the tutor the one who recognizes the student's readiness, or can the student say for himself?

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