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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, a city is a collection of which of the following?
(a) Buildings.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Areas.
(d) Families.

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

3. 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) Will of the people.
(b) Sovereign Will.
(c) Community will.
(d) Individual will.

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?
(a) Increased.
(b) Harmless.
(c) Safer.
(d) Decreased.

5. According to the author, who benefits in war?
(a) The soldiers.
(b) The rulers.
(c) No one.
(d) The rich individuals.

6. The first type of laws govern the interaction between the state and which of the following?
(a) The community.
(b) The Sovereign.
(c) The world.
(d) The people.

7. When the author states that inspiration for lawmakers must come from God, whom of the following does he cite as examples?
(a) Lawmakers in India.
(b) Lawmakers in the Jewish religion.
(c) Lawmakers in Ancient Greece.
(d) Lawmakers in Egypt.

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

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

10. According to the author, politicians have separated the Sovereign Will into which of the following?
(a) Separate wills.
(b) Separate buildings.
(c) Separate votes.
(d) Separate jurisdictions.

11. Of the three wills operating within the Magistrate, which one has to be strongest for good government to exist?
(a) Particular will.
(b) Will of the people.
(c) General will.
(d) Sovereign Will.

12. According to the author, the ideal legislator is objective, intelligent, and which of the following?
(a) Delicate.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Creative.
(d) Compassionate.

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

14. According to the author, violence is a poor means of maintaining which of the following?
(a) Social order.
(b) Respect.
(c) Revolution.
(d) A government.

15. According to the author, which of the following situation takes place within a state that is plagued by uncertainty?
(a) It is conquered.
(b) It falls apart.
(c) There is a revolution.
(d) It fixes itself.

Short Answer Questions

1. The will of all is a conglomeration of which of the following?

2. The author compares authoritarian societies to which of the following social structures?

3. According to the author, war originates from the relationship between which of the following?

4. According to the author, the state does not have a right to take the life of an individual who threatens 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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