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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states that a social contract in a bad government does which of the following?
(a) Keeps the poor miserable.
(b) Keeps the middle-class miserable.
(c) Keeps those in power miserable.
(d) Keeps everyone miserable.

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

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

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

5. 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 Egypt.
(d) Lawmakers in Ancient Greece.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. The social contract equalizes all men in which of the following?
(a) Societal rights.
(b) Possession rights.
(c) Political rights.
(d) Legal rights.

13. 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 government.
(c) The needs of the state.
(d) The needs of the community.

14. The author states that every free act must have two causes; moral and which of the following?
(a) Psychological.
(b) Physical.
(c) Legal.
(d) Spiritual.

15. 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) Other individuals.
(b) National defense.
(c) Property.
(d) Ideas and technology.

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 general will is always which of the following?

3. Who is Grotius?

4. The private will is inclined to which of the following?

5. The author believes that the strength of the individual is insufficient to overcome which of the following?

(see the answer keys)

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