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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states that the Magistrate receives power to lead the government from which of the following?
(a) The people.
(b) Natural law.
(c) God.
(d) The constitution.

2. The author believes that there must be a balance between the size of the state and the ability of which of the following?
(a) The land to support it.
(b) The legislators to evaluate it.
(c) The people to know it.
(d) The government to administer it.

3. The author believes that force does not constitute which of the following?
(a) Right.
(b) Power.
(c) Need.
(d) Enslavement.

4. According to the author, no man has any natural authority over which of the following?
(a) His fellows.
(b) His beliefs.
(c) His state.
(d) His family.

5. The discussion that the author has about population would be described today using which of the following terms?
(a) Population growth.
(b) Population density.
(c) Population maximization.
(d) Population change.

6. Men can accomplish more if they band together and work toward which of the following?
(a) The desire of the powerful.
(b) The common good.
(c) The good of the poorest.
(d) The desire of the majority.

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

8. The author states that a social contract in a bad government does which of the following?
(a) Keeps the poor miserable.
(b) Keeps everyone miserable.
(c) Keeps those in power miserable.
(d) Keeps the middle-class miserable.

9. The Sovereign Will is subject to which of the following in a constant way?
(a) Debates.
(b) Battering.
(c) Pressures.
(d) Fluctuations.

10. According to the author, unless natural circumstances are taken into account by the legislator, the laws will be which of the following?
(a) Weak.
(b) Broken.
(c) Useless.
(d) Hard to follow.

11. According to the author, which of the following does a legislator do?
(a) Interprets laws.
(b) Repeals laws.
(c) Makes laws.
(d) Enacts laws.

12. According to the author, which of the following does man gain in the social contract?
(a) Political liberty.
(b) Spiritual liberty.
(c) Civil liberty.
(d) Social liberty.

13. The author believes that a human's most basic instinct is the will to do which of the following?
(a) Procreate.
(b) Survive.
(c) Have power.
(d) Rule.

14. The author believes that change is a fundamental aspect of which of the following, and cannot be stopped?
(a) Nature.
(b) Science.
(c) Law.
(d) States.

15. The author thinks that his ideas should be applied not just to the state but to which of the following?
(a) World.
(b) City-state.
(c) Family.
(d) Communities.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first type of laws govern the interaction between the state and which of the following?

2. The author states that moral equality must be substituted for which of the following in a social contract?

3. Which of the following does the author consider to be the only thing that can direct a state toward decisions of the common good?

4. The author states that every free act must have two causes; moral and which of the following?

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

(see the answer keys)

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