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

2. Which of the following types of law is the third type of law that governs a specific type of relationship within a state?
(a) Hospitality law.
(b) Property law.
(c) Courtesy law.
(d) Criminal law.

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

4. Who is Grotius?
(a) A philosopher.
(b) A revolutionary.
(c) A king.
(d) A father.

5. When the author refers to "associations" formed in the community that must be kept equal, which of the following does he mean?
(a) Political parties.
(b) Sporting teams.
(c) Clubs.
(d) Religious groups.

6. 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) National defense.
(c) Other individuals.
(d) Ideas and technology.

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

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

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

10. Which of the following does the author consider to be the only thing that can direct a state toward decisions of the common good?
(a) Specific will of the community.
(b) Specific will of individuals.
(c) General will of the government.
(d) General will of the community.

11. The author believes that Grotius formed his theories with the sole aim of flattering and ingratiating himself with whom of the following?
(a) The Spanish king.
(b) The English king.
(c) The German king.
(d) The French king.

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

13. The author believes that the people who deliberate and form the general will do not always do so from a place that houses which of the following?
(a) Moral decency.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Liberty.
(d) Righteousness.

14. According to the author, which of the following does man give up in the social contract?
(a) Unlimited property.
(b) Unlimited speech.
(c) Unlimited power.
(d) Unlimited freedom.

15. The author states that moral equality must be substituted for which of the following in a social contract?
(a) Physical inequality.
(b) Property inequality.
(c) Possessor inequality.
(d) Social inequality.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes he is a citizen of which of the following?

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

3. On which of the following factors does the author believe that men have no effect?

4. When the author states that inspiration for lawmakers must come from God, whom of the following does he cite as examples?

5. When men work together in the way that the author suggests, it produces what type of authority?

(see the answer keys)

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