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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following does the author consider to be the only thing that can direct a state toward decisions of the common good?
(a) Specific will of the community.
(b) Specific will of individuals.
(c) General will of the government.
(d) General will of the community.

3. Which of the following is destroyed if the government does not reflect the Sovereign Will?
(a) Community.
(b) Government.
(c) Political Knowledge.
(d) Body Politic.

4. The author believes that the law of government must develop, in tandem, with which of the following types of law?
(a) Legal law.
(b) Physical law.
(c) Natural law.
(d) Scientific law.

5. When the author states that inspiration for lawmakers must come from God, whom of the following does he cite as examples?
(a) Lawmakers in Ancient Greece.
(b) Lawmakers in India.
(c) Lawmakers in Egypt.
(d) Lawmakers in the Jewish religion.

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

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

8. 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) General will.
(c) Political will.
(d) Sovereign Will.

9. By being part of the social contract, man does which of the following?
(a) Gains property rights.
(b) Becomes master of himself.
(c) Gains friendships.
(d) Becomes a slave to others.

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

11. According to the author, the more Magistrates that there are, the closer that the government is to which of the following?
(a) The ability to act well.
(b) The will of the people.
(c) A good government.
(d) A true republic.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How rare does the author think that individuals who possess the ideal traits of legislators are?

2. The author believes that Grotius formed his theories with the sole aim of flattering and ingratiating himself with whom of the following?

3. Which of the following refers to an imposition of an unnatural authority that is contrary to human nature?

4. The Sovereign Will is subject to which of the following in a constant way?

5. Men can accomplish more if they band together and work toward which of the following?

(see the answer keys)

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