The Social Contract Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, Part 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, politicians have separated the Sovereign Will into which of the following?
(a) Separate wills.
(b) Separate buildings.
(c) Separate jurisdictions.
(d) Separate votes.

2. By which of the following terms does the author state that the power of deciding for the whole of the body can only be established?
(a) Proper ordering.
(b) Veiled proceedings.
(c) Totality.
(d) Convention.

3. Who does the author cite as an example of someone who attempted good reform, but did not know his people well enough to succeed?
(a) Catherine the Great.
(b) Ivan the Great.
(c) Nicholas the Great.
(d) Peter the Great.

4. What type of community does the author envision in a seaside state?
(a) Industrial community.
(b) Populous community.
(c) Agricultural community.
(d) Shipping community.

5. When the author states that inspiration for lawmakers must come from God, whom of the following does he cite as examples?
(a) Lawmakers in Ancient Greece.
(b) Lawmakers in the Jewish religion.
(c) Lawmakers in Egypt.
(d) Lawmakers in India.

Short Answer Questions

1. The private will is inclined to which of the following?

2. The author believes that the more bureaucracy that there is, the more that the government will be dominated by which type of will?

3. The author states that slavery is established and perpetuated by which of the following?

4. Which municipal government does the author use as an example of an effective balance between election by lot and election by vote?

5. In order to keep all the cities equal within the state, what does the author suggest be moved from city to city?

(see the answer key)

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