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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. Why does Rousseau say humanity remains secure?
(a) They are able to understand the sciences.
(b) They are able to travel to other countries easily.
(c) They are able to see each other's motives.
(d) They are able to appreciate the arts.

2. When did Rousseau flee France?
(a) 1778.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1762.
(d) 1770.

3. What is Chapter 1 about?
(a) Democracy versus republic.
(b) Relation between rulers and citizens.
(c) The best age to have children working.
(d) Moral effects of the arts and sciences.

4. What does Rousseau say humanity possessed even before the advent of art?
(a) Morality.
(b) Patience.
(c) Paintings.
(d) Knowledge of what is beautiful.

5. What does luxury generate according to Rousseau?
(a) Art.
(b) Good men.
(c) Free time.
(d) Travel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were Hobbes, Spinoza and Locke trying to avoid when they were building their theories?

2. How can what Rousseau say fell apart survive under?

3. Which place does the Dedication praise as a virtuous republic?

4. How does Rousseau qualify what humanity possessed even before the advent of art?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is at the heart of Rousseau's philosophy, according to the Introduction?

2. What examples does Rousseau offer in his demonstration of how progress produced corruption?

3. According to the Introduction, what does the First Discourse seek to prove?

4. Why is Rousseau concerned about children?

5. Who does Rousseau refer to in his statement about how the sciences to not improve morals?

6. What does Rousseau believe contradicts one another?

7. What examples of vanity does Rousseau give in Chapter 2?

8. What does Rousseau believe about time?

9. What does Rousseau believe about the growing size of society?

10. What are the two laws of nature and natural right?

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