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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Emancipation in the British West Indies.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Plato's teacher?
(a) Confucius.
(b) Immanuel Kant.
(c) Socrates.
(d) He was self-taught.

2. According to Emerson, why is the farmer blessed?
(a) He lives in and works close to nature.
(b) He understands the seasons.
(c) He is unencumbered by societal norms.
(d) He makes his own schedule.

3. In what year was Plato born?
(a) 431 B.C.
(b) 427 B.C.
(c) 431 A.D.
(d) 427 A.D.

4. To whom or what is "Conduct of Life" a love letter?
(a) Emerson's wife.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(d) Academia.

5. What contemporary of Emerson's is suggested in his poem "Forerunners"?
(a) William Blake.
(b) William Wordsworth.
(c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(d) T. S. Eliot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What arose as the most equitable way of protecting individual rights, according to "Politics"?

2. How do people try to change old patterns in their lives?

3. In what year was "Nature" published?

4. Into how many categories does prudence manifest itself, according to Emerson?

5. If the people within a commune did not work equally, what does Emerson say the harder-working individuals would do?

(see the answer key)

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