The First and Second Discourses: By Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rousseau say men are coming to?
(a) Rediscover the old ways.
(b) A new sort of reason.
(c) New reasons to make war.
(d) A new sort of intelligence

2. What is the First Discourse about according to the Introduction?
(a) Popular enlightenment corrupts morals.
(b) An attack on Locke.
(c) Monarchy is a good government.
(d) Frederick the Great's accomplishments.

3. How does the Introduction classify both Hobbes and Locke?
(a) Ancient.
(b) Pre-modern.
(c) Classical.
(d) Modern.

4. Why does Rousseau reject the notion of natural law?
(a) Locke favors it.
(b) His royalty backers don't like the concept.
(c) He wants to contradict all the thinkers of his time.
(d) We do not yet know the nature of man.

5. What does Rousseau argue enlightenment usually produces?
(a) Better life for everyone.
(b) Laziness.
(c) Better rulers.
(d) Luxury.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Rousseau die?

2. What is Rousseau concerned about in the treatment of the topic of Chapter 1?

3. What does Rousseau say preceded what men are coming to?

4. What should the preface of the Second Discourse say philosophers must focus on?

5. Who attacked art and science according to Rousseau?

(see the answer key)

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