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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to make a democracy efficient, there must be a set of rules governing which of the following?
(a) Education.
(b) Benefits.
(c) Distribution of resources.
(d) Public debate.

2. How many votes does the author state need to be taken at each regular meeting of assemblies?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

3. The author believes that regular assemblies will prevent the rise of which of the following?
(a) Social tension.
(b) A revolutionary class.
(c) A tyrant.
(d) Poverty.

4. The author believes that a good government must be which of the following?
(a) Legal.
(b) Justice-based.
(c) Adaptable.
(d) Based on society.

5. One of the votes that must be taken at a regular assembly is whether the Sovereign Will wishes to preserve which of the following?
(a) The present form of government.
(b) The current magistrates.
(c) The current executives.
(d) The present laws.

6. Which of the following terms is used to describe belief in one god to the exclusion of all others?
(a) Modernism.
(b) Monotheism.
(c) Polytheism.
(d) Dualism.

7. According to the author, which of the following is a significant problem with a monarchy?
(a) The way that power is used.
(b) The way that power is transfered.
(c) The way that power is given.
(d) The way that power is defined.

8. Which of the following is needed when it becomes difficult to have a just, effective balance between the various levels of government?
(a) Tribunes.
(b) Committees.
(c) Counts.
(d) New government.

9. The author's entire book is based on which of the following?
(a) Theory.
(b) History.
(c) Fiction.
(d) Fact.

10. The author believes that slavery is bad, but that it was a worthwhile price to pay because it allowed individuals to do which of the following?
(a) Spend more time being educated.
(b) Spend more time in government.
(c) Spend more time at home.
(d) Spend more time being Legislators.

11. Those votes influenced by the will of a despot are not which of the following?
(a) Intelligent votes.
(b) True votes.
(c) Honorable votes.
(d) Free votes.

12. The law committing the state to the social contract requires what type of vote?
(a) Two-thirds vote.
(b) Unanimous vote.
(c) Super-majority vote.
(d) Majority vote.

13. Why does the author suggest that, every few years, the tribunes be removed from the system of government?
(a) To prevent over-service.
(b) To prevent unrest.
(c) To prevent laziness.
(d) To prevent tyranny.

14. According to the author, which of the following terms best describes what the basic tenets of the Christian faith are to the function of the Sovereign?
(a) Complementary.
(b) Supplementary.
(c) Antithetical.
(d) Identical.

15. What does the author describe as having great power, not being able to do anything, but able to prevent everything?
(a) Praetorship.
(b) Magistrate-ship.
(c) Tribune-ship.
(d) Dictatorship.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes that the religion of the state should be an enactment and/or embodiment of the faith in which of the following?

2. What form of government does the author think is the worst type?

3. Instituting a government consists of establishing laws and which of the following?

4. Which of the following does the Sovereign Will become when private interests dominate government?

5. According to the author, the Princes who act as executives are fulfilling their duty as which of the following?

(see the answer keys)

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