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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. When does Rousseau recommend marriage for Emile?

2. How long had Emile and Sophy known each other as Book 5, Chapter 3 begins?

3. Who is at greatest risk in the courtship of Emile and Sophy?

4. What effect will marriage have on Emile?

5. What does the priest say will happen to the errors that sowed a person's alienation from religion?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Rousseau say are the benefits and dangers of book learning?

3. What form of education does Rousseau imagine that will help Emile resist the possibility of corruption?

4. What is Rousseau's perspective when he writes about sexual desire in Book 4, Chapter 3?

5. Why did the priest become a priest?

6. How does Emile react to the news that he and Sophy have to separate?

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

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

10. What does Rousseau say about travel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Rousseau design the book "Emile" in order to avoid the dangers he attributes to books?

Essay Topic 2

How wide is the appeal of "Emile"? Is it a book for all children and tutors? Is it a book for schools? Is it only appropriate for a certain social class? Is it for all classes?

Essay Topic 3

Is Rousseau's book consistent with epistemological theories about knowledge coming from the senses? Does Rousseau design an education for Emile that is delivered through other channels? Use examples from the text.

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