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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the author, the more Magistrates that there are, the closer that the government is to which of the following?
(a) The will of the people.
(b) The ability to act well.
(c) A true republic.
(d) A good government.

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

4. Which of the following best describes Grotius?
(a) A family philosopher.
(b) A scientific philosopher.
(c) A religious philosopher.
(d) A social philosopher.

5. 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.

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

7. The will of all is a conglomeration of which of the following?
(a) Private companies.
(b) Private interests.
(c) Private needs.
(d) Private charities.

8. The author compares authoritarian societies to which of the following social structures?
(a) Military.
(b) Family.
(c) Friends.
(d) Work.

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

10. How many states does the author believe have been established within the guidelines that he gives in Book 2?
(a) None.
(b) A lot.
(c) Ten.
(d) A few.

11. Which of the following terms refers to a generalized rule, way of communicating, or way of conducting affairs?
(a) Contract.
(b) Constitution.
(c) Convention.
(d) Society.

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

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

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

15. According to the author, from which of the following does justice flow?
(a) The general will.
(b) God.
(c) The law.
(d) Nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is another phrase that the author uses for "empowering of the Sovereign Will"?

2. The author believes that a seaside state has almost unlimited means of which of the following?

3. Which of the following types of law is the third type of law that governs a specific type of relationship within a state?

4. The author believes that a man's hold on his personal property is which of the following when he is part of the state?

5. According to the author, which of the following situation takes place within a state that is plagued by uncertainty?

(see the answer keys)

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