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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Political will.
(d) General will.

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

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

4. According to the author, which of the following does the state have a right to do to people who threaten the state?
(a) Seize.
(b) Execute.
(c) Isolate.
(d) Punish.

5. The author believes that every individual has the responsibility to die in defense of which of the following?
(a) The particular will.
(b) The general will.
(c) The community.
(d) The state.

6. The author believes that a seaside state has almost unlimited means of which of the following?
(a) Supporting itself.
(b) Expansion.
(c) Peace.
(d) Providing income.

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

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

9. When an individual's will is in conflict with the will of the whole, what must the individual do?
(a) Advocate for his position.
(b) Surrender his will.
(c) Draw people to his side.
(d) Revolt.

10. The author believes that men are not naturally which of the following?
(a) Enemies.
(b) Social.
(c) Violent.
(d) Powerful.

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

12. Which of the following is another phrase that the author uses for "empowering of the Sovereign Will"?
(a) The business of citizens.
(b) The business of government.
(c) The business of legislators.
(d) The business of magistrates.

13. 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) Peter the Great.
(b) Ivan the Great.
(c) Nicholas the Great.
(d) Catherine the Great.

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

15. The author believes that when citizens become enlightened they have to seize which of the following for themselves?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Reason.
(d) Power.

Short Answer Questions

1. If the natural circumstances are not taken into account by the legislator, what type of status will the state be in?

2. According to the author, which of the following does man give up in the social contract?

3. According to the author, which of the following does a legislator do?

4. According to the author, unless natural circumstances are taken into account by the legislator, the laws will be which of the following?

5. According to the author, people who live under a tyrant or despot, yet find their lives peaceful, are experiencing which of the following types of slavery?

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