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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, the legislator must appeal to an authority who can bear men away without which of the following elements?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Violence.
(c) Harm.
(d) Concern.

2. The author states that the Magistrate receives power to lead the government from which of the following?
(a) Natural law.
(b) God.
(c) The people.
(d) The constitution.

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

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

5. 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 government to administer it.
(c) The legislators to evaluate it.
(d) The people to know it.

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

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

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

9. The term, magistrate, is used interchangeably with which of the following titles?
(a) President.
(b) Prince.
(c) King.
(d) Leader.

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

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

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

13. Which of the following does the author believes to be few in number in a well-ordered state?
(a) Criminals.
(b) Trials.
(c) Problems.
(d) Laws.

14. The author states that the second aspect of government is that it exists for the good of which of the following?
(a) The individual.
(b) The state.
(c) The community.
(d) The Sovereign.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Grotius?

2. The author believes that every individual has the responsibility to die in defense of which of the following?

3. Which of the following is the name that the author gives to a state that is governed by enlightened laws solely for the public interest?

4. The author believes that a legislator must not have which of the following over other men?

5. The right of which of the following terms in the first degree refers to private property rights under the state?

(see the answer keys)

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