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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The author advocates a government that is which of the following in relation to the government in Ancient Rome?
(a) Similar to.
(b) Different from.
(c) More complicated than.
(d) Simpler than.

3. The author believes that there is too much reverence for which of the following in many states?
(a) Old laws.
(b) Children.
(c) Old rulers.
(d) Families.

4. 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 at home.
(b) Spend more time being educated.
(c) Spend more time in government.
(d) Spend more time being Legislators.

5. The author believes that sparsely populated areas are those that provide potential for which of the following?
(a) Educators.
(b) Legislators.
(c) Tyrants.
(d) Philosophers.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Ancient Rome, which of the following did dictators often do before their term of service was over?

2. What type of assembly deals with day-to-day matters?

3. Banning public conversation and assembly for the sake of maintaining power is the act of which of the following?

4. How many votes does the author state need to be taken at each regular meeting of assemblies?

5. When the assemblies meet, which of the following should they break into in order to consider specific ideas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of situation calls for a dictator?

2. What does a censor do?

3. What does the author state the government in Ancient Rome to be based on its high degree of closeness to natural order?

4. Once established, why should government never be altered?

5. According to the author, focus upon which aspect of their life by individuals results in their loss of freedom?

6. In a monarchy, why does the power of the monarch have to be absolute?

7. What is the best way for the Sovereign Will to be understood?

8. Pursuant to the author's rule, what is the exception to the government never being altered?

9. What does the author suggest that the religion of the state should be?

10. Whose power is null and void when assemblies are called?

(see the answer keys)

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