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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author suggests that which of the following types of law is the foundation for all other laws?
(a) Third.
(b) First.
(c) Second.
(d) Fourth.

2. Who does the author cite as an example of someone who attempted good reform, but did not know his people well enough to succeed?
(a) Ivan the Great.
(b) Peter the Great.
(c) Nicholas the Great.
(d) Catherine the Great.

3. The second type of law governs the relationship between which of the following within the state?
(a) Companies.
(b) Industries.
(c) Factions.
(d) Individuals.

4. When men work together in the way that the author suggests, it produces what type of authority?
(a) True moral and majority authority.
(b) True moral and malignant authority.
(c) True moral and compact authority.
(d) True moral and collective authority.

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

6. Which of the following refers to an imposition of an unnatural authority that is contrary to human nature?
(a) War.
(b) Revolt.
(c) Revolution.
(d) Force.

7. 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) Religious groups.
(c) Clubs.
(d) Sporting teams.

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

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

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

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

12. The private will is inclined to which of the following?
(a) Partiality.
(b) Charity.
(c) Semantics.
(d) Personalities.

13. According to the author, war originates from the relationship between which of the following?
(a) States.
(b) Resources.
(c) Kings.
(d) Families.

14. In Chapter 12, the author summarizes his theme that which of the following is necessary for law and government?
(a) Morality.
(b) Consistency.
(c) Legality.
(d) Adaptability.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When an individual's will is in conflict with the will of the whole, what must the individual do?

2. According to the author, a city is a collection of which of the following?

3. According to the author, the ideal legislator is objective, intelligent, and which of the following?

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

5. Which of the following does the author consider to be the only thing that can direct a state toward decisions of the common good?

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