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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. In order to promote efficiency in a democracy, in which of the following must there be utter equality in rank and fortune?
(a) The legislators.
(b) The officeholders.
(c) The magistrates.
(d) The citizens.

2. According to the author, the result of Christian belief and perceptions of those beliefs in early times, resulted in which of the following?
(a) Stable societies.
(b) Strict morality.
(c) Relaxed morality.
(d) Perpetual conflict.

3. In Ancient Rome, which of the following did dictators often do before their term of service was over?
(a) Take over the government.
(b) Abdicate.
(c) Become senators.
(d) Run wild.

4. The author believes that the belief in one god caused the separation of which of the following?
(a) Church and law.
(b) Church and man.
(c) Church and state.
(d) Church and science.

5. The author believes that a successful state has never been established without which of the following at its base?
(a) Ethics.
(b) Morality.
(c) Religion.
(d) Philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In order to keep all the cities equal within the state, what does the author suggest be moved from city to city?

2. Which of the following offices does the author believe should be chosen by lot or chance, since those methods are closer to the laws of nature?

3. The author believes that regular assemblies will prevent the rise of which of the following?

4. The author believes that warm countries need which of the following in fewer numbers?

5. The author believes that in general, once that government is established, which of the following should not happen to it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two parts of instituting government?

2. What would happen if the Sovereign Will enacted laws?

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

4. What prevents abuses of power in government?

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

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

7. What are the two types of assemblies of citizens that the author describes?

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

9. What does monotheism mean?

10. What does a censor do?

(see the answer keys)

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