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. Of the three wills operating within the Magistrate, which one has to be strongest for good government to exist?
(a) Sovereign Will.
(b) General will.
(c) Particular will.
(d) Will of the people.

2. The author believes that regular assemblies will prevent the rise of which of the following?
(a) Poverty.
(b) A tyrant.
(c) A revolutionary class.
(d) Social tension.

3. The author believes that the more bureaucracy that there is, the more that the government will be dominated by which type of will?
(a) Private will.
(b) Sovereign Will.
(c) Political will.
(d) General will.

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

5. The author states that there will be three wills operating within the Magistrate. Which of the following does the author think will naturally be the strongest?
(a) Individual will.
(b) Will of the people.
(c) Community will.
(d) Sovereign Will.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, the more Magistrates that there are, the closer that the government is to which of the following?

2. Where does the author believe government to have the best and truest form of ultimate power?

3. When the author states that inspiration for lawmakers must come from God, whom of the following does he cite as examples?

4. The Sovereign Will is the expression of desired action to meet which of the following?

5. The author states that the second aspect of government is that it exists for the good of which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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