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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rousseau say generates political distinction?
(a) Civil distinction.
(b) Religion.
(c) Economical power.
(d) Money.

2. What follows the heels of metallurgy and agriculture?
(a) Machinery.
(b) The industrial revolution.
(c) Bread.
(d) Slavery and misery.

3. What does the human owe many of their ideas to according to Rousseau?
(a) Art.
(b) Chance.
(c) Speech.
(d) Knowledge.

4. How do people see the weak according to Rousseau?
(a) People try to not to see them.
(b) In power.
(c) As ignorant.
(d) Enslaved.

5. What does Rousseau want his countrymen to submit to?
(a) France.
(b) His wisdom.
(c) Their ideals.
(d) The law.

6. What does Rousseau say men dwell on?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Power.
(c) Wants.
(d) Love.

7. What has the power to disrupt society regularly?
(a) War.
(b) A revolution.
(c) Love.
(d) The law.

8. Who is Chapter 3 dedicated to?
(a) Rousseau's brother.
(b) Rousseau's mother.
(c) Rousseau's ruler.
(d) Rousseau's sister.

9. What does the savage man constantly focuses on?
(a) War.
(b) Self-preservation.
(c) Love.
(d) Betting himself.

10. What knowledge cannot be imputed when imagining the state of nature according to Rousseau?
(a) War.
(b) Law.
(c) Justice.
(d) Love.

11. What does Rousseau lament in Chapter 3?
(a) The loss of his sister.
(b) The loss of freedom of his countrymen.
(c) The loss of his influence.
(d) The loss of his rights.

12. What is Rousseau using the dedication for?
(a) Thanks for the chance to think about the origin of inequality.
(b) Thanks for being so generous.
(c) Thanks for his riches.
(d) Thanks for his birth.

13. What does natural sentiment lead to according to Rousseau?
(a) War.
(b) Envy.
(c) Respecting the law.
(d) Family.

14. What philosopher insists men always fight?
(a) Hobbes.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Rousseau.
(d) Locke.

15. How many natural principles does Rousseau say exist before reason?
(a) 4 principles.
(b) 8 principles.
(c) 3 principles.
(d) 2 principles.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many types of inequality does Rousseau see in Chapter 4?

2. What kind of place would Rousseau have loved to be born?

3. What does Rousseau say a state should not have any desire for?

4. What can magistrates easily usurp according to Rousseau?

5. How does Rousseau want to live his life?

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