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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author believes that the people who deliberate and form the general will do not always do so from a place that houses which of the following?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Righteousness.
(d) Moral decency.

2. How rare does the author think that individuals who possess the ideal traits of legislators are?
(a) So rare that they do not exist.
(b) Extremely rare.
(c) Not rare.
(d) Moderately rare.

3. The author states that slavery is established and perpetuated by which of the following?
(a) War.
(b) Force.
(c) A majority.
(d) Taxes.

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

5. The author believes that force does not constitute which of the following?
(a) Need.
(b) Right.
(c) Enslavement.
(d) Power.

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

7. 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) Violence.
(c) Concern.
(d) Selfishness.

8. According to the author, who benefits in war?
(a) The rich individuals.
(b) The soldiers.
(c) The rulers.
(d) No one.

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

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

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

12. 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) Revolt.
(d) Draw people to his side.

13. The author believes that all power comes from which of the following?
(a) Violence.
(b) Force.
(c) God.
(d) Human nature.

14. What type of community does the author envision in a seaside state?
(a) Agricultural community.
(b) Shipping community.
(c) Populous community.
(d) Industrial community.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes that a man's hold on his personal property is which of the following when he is part of the state?

2. 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?

3. According to the author, from which of the following does justice flow?

4. Which of the following terms refers to a generalized rule, way of communicating, or way of conducting affairs?

5. The author believes he is a citizen of which of the following?

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