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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The author believes that the law of government must develop, in tandem, with which of the following types of law?
(a) Legal law.
(b) Natural law.
(c) Physical law.
(d) Scientific law.

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

4. The author believes that men are not naturally which of the following?
(a) Powerful.
(b) Violent.
(c) Social.
(d) Enemies.

5. The author believes that a legislator must not have which of the following over other men?
(a) Riches.
(b) Authority.
(c) Luxury.
(d) Morality.

6. Rousseau states that the art of the lawmaker is in balancing these three wills how?
(a) So that the Individual and Sovereign will are subservient to the Corporate will.
(b) So that all three are considered equally.
(c) So that the Sovereign and Corporate will are subservient to the Individual will.
(d) So that the Individual and Corporate will are subservient to the Sovereign will.

7. The author believes he is a citizen of which of the following?
(a) Free state.
(b) Tyrannical state.
(c) Monarchical state.
(d) Republican state.

8. Each citizen owes the state what the state demands of him and her, however, the state must only demand how much?
(a) All of the surplus that citizens create.
(b) That which is necessary for the society.
(c) A small percentage determined by law.
(d) Up to 30%, depending on the income of the citizen.

9. According to Rousseau, "The words _____ and _______ are contradictory, they cancel each other out."
(a) Power, Equality.
(b) Separate, Equal.
(c) Slavery, Right.
(d) Nature, Freedom.

10. What kind of laws are those that relate to the interactions of citizens among each other as individuals or of citizens to society as a whole?
(a) Criminal Law.
(b) Political Law.
(c) Civil Law.
(d) Sovereign Law.

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

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

13. According to the author, every human being lives in which of the following?
(a) Need.
(b) Houses.
(c) Skin.
(d) Chains.

14. The author believes that the strength of the individual is insufficient to overcome which of the following?
(a) The will of a powerful ruler.
(b) Obstacles to survival.
(c) Obstacles to property ownership.
(d) The will of the many.

15. The social contract is a reciprocal commitment between _______ and _______.
(a) The government and its magistrates.
(b) The prince and his appointees.
(c) The people and their representatives.
(d) The individual and society.

Short Answer Questions

1. These are officers of the sovereign who exercise power in the name of the people.

2. According to the author, which of the following does man give up in the social contract?

3. What do you call the will that is concerned with the function of the government?

4. Which of the following best describes Grotius?

5. To alienate one's freedom means to:

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