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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Men can accomplish more if they band together and work toward which of the following?
(a) The good of the poorest.
(b) The desire of the powerful.
(c) The desire of the majority.
(d) The common good.

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

3. 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 collective authority.
(c) True moral and malignant authority.
(d) True moral and compact authority.

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

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

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

7. According to the author, every human being lives in which of the following?
(a) Chains.
(b) Need.
(c) Skin.
(d) Houses.

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

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

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

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

12. 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?
(a) Political.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Thoughtful.
(d) Social.

13. On which of the following factors does the author believe that men have no effect?
(a) How many children are born.
(b) How many people are needed.
(c) How many families are established.
(d) How many farms can be established.

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

15. 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?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Theocracy.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Republic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author cite as an example of someone who attempted good reform, but did not know his people well enough to succeed?

2. The author believes that there must be a balance between the size of the state and the ability of which of the following?

3. The author states that slavery is established and perpetuated by which of the following?

4. 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?

5. The author believes that the law of government must develop, in tandem, with which of the following types of law?

(see the answer keys)

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