The Social Contract Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Part 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many votes does the author state need to be taken at each regular meeting of assemblies?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

2. According to the author, the larger that a state is, the less influence which of the following will have?
(a) The Magistrate.
(b) The army.
(c) The individual.
(d) The Legislator.

3. How rare does the author think that individuals who possess the ideal traits of legislators are?
(a) Extremely rare.
(b) Not rare.
(c) Moderately rare.
(d) So rare that they do not exist.

4. Where does the author believe government to have the best and truest form of ultimate power?
(a) With the people.
(b) With the military.
(c) In a body of men.
(d) In one man.

5. Which of the following is another phrase that the author uses for "empowering of the Sovereign Will"?
(a) The business of government.
(b) The business of citizens.
(c) The business of magistrates.
(d) The business of legislators.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the three wills operating within the Magistrate, which one has to be strongest for good government to exist?

2. According to the author, the state does not have a right to take the life of an individual who threatens which of the following?

3. According to the author, the ideal legislator is objective, intelligent, and which of the following?

4. The author believes that if the Sovereign Will enacted laws, right and which of the following would be confounded?

5. Instituting a government consists of establishing laws and which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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