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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Chapter 12 of Book 2 might best be described as which of the following types of chapter?
(a) Closing.
(b) Transition.
(c) Opening.
(d) Climactic.

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

4. The author believes that cultural reform must happen when the culture is in which of the following states?
(a) Relatively young.
(b) Relatively unsteady.
(c) Relatively old.
(d) Relatively solid.

5. 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 legislators to evaluate it.
(b) The government to administer it.
(c) The land to support it.
(d) The people to know it.

6. In Chapter 12, the author summarizes his theme that which of the following is necessary for law and government?
(a) Morality.
(b) Adaptability.
(c) Legality.
(d) Consistency.

7. 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) Sovereign Will.
(c) Community will.
(d) Will of the people.

8. The Sovereign Will is the expression of desired action to meet which of the following?
(a) The needs of the community.
(b) The needs of the citizens.
(c) The needs of the state.
(d) The needs of the government.

9. When the author writes of a sovereign within the social contract, he refers to which of the following?
(a) The single ruler.
(b) The outward will of the group.
(c) The collective authority.
(d) The person in leadership of the group.

10. If the natural circumstances are not taken into account by the legislator, what type of status will the state be in?
(a) Agitation.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) War-like.

11. The author believes that a seaside state has almost unlimited means of which of the following?
(a) Supporting itself.
(b) Providing income.
(c) Expansion.
(d) Peace.

12. When an individual's will is in conflict with the will of the whole, what must the individual do?
(a) Surrender his will.
(b) Draw people to his side.
(c) Advocate for his position.
(d) Revolt.

13. The second type of law governs the relationship between which of the following within the state?
(a) Factions.
(b) Individuals.
(c) Industries.
(d) Companies.

14. According to the author, the state does not have a right to take the life of an individual who threatens which of the following?
(a) Property.
(b) Ideas and technology.
(c) National defense.
(d) Other individuals.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes that a human's most basic instinct is the will to do which of the following?

2. The author believes that when citizens become enlightened they have to seize which of the following for themselves?

3. Who is Grotius?

4. When a state becomes too large, the government becomes which of the following to a high degree?

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

(see the answer keys)

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