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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 removes men from reality?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Art.
(c) Reflection.
(d) Love.

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

3. What does Rousseau say binds the poor and gives the rich new power?
(a) The law.
(b) Agriculture.
(c) Leaders.
(d) Tribunals.

4. What type of government is Rousseau concerned about in Chapter 3?
(a) Monarchy.
(b) Republican.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Oligarchy.

5. What type of government arises when inequality is the weakest?
(a) Oligarchy.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Republic.

6. What power does Rousseau want the citizens of the cities to be able to do?
(a) To create their own art.
(b) To live in peace.
(c) To live outside the city.
(d) To make their own laws.

7. What does Rousseau suppose concerning men at the start of Chapter 4?
(a) They are smart.
(b) They are fully developed.
(c) They know how to read.
(d) They have the power to change things.

8. What does Rousseau think arises out of the property phenomenon?
(a) Rulers.
(b) Speech.
(c) Art.
(d) Banks.

9. What is man's second feeling according to Rousseau?
(a) Desire.
(b) Love.
(c) Envy.
(d) Self-preservation.

10. What produces economic inequality according to Rousseau?
(a) Industrialists.
(b) Men.
(c) Natural inequality.
(d) Leaders.

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

12. What does Rousseau want his rulers to consider?
(a) Hobbes' ideas.
(b) Rousseau's needs.
(c) The people's needs.
(d) France's needs.

13. What does Rousseau want his countrymen to retain?
(a) Their art.
(b) Their banks.
(c) Their right to ignore the law.
(d) Their democracy.

14. What is rooted in passion according to Rousseau?
(a) War.
(b) Art.
(c) Love.
(d) Human understanding.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau say are divided between amour-propre and primitive emotions?

2. What knowledge cannot be imputed when imagining the state of nature according to Rousseau?

3. How does Rousseau want to live his life?

4. What do the rich become when the new accumulation of riches is possible according to Rousseau?

5. What does Rousseau say of the increasing knowledge in relation to the original state of man?

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