The First and Second Discourses: By Jean-Jacques Rousseau Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rousseau argue does not enter into consideration when a nation is formed by men?

2. What does Rousseau say binds the poor and gives the rich new power?

3. Who tells the human to do good for himself and as little evil as he can to others?

4. What type of democracy would Rousseau like?

5. What does Rousseau encourage the youth to look forward to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rousseau claim about the rich or the wealthy?

2. What happens when we give up liberty?

3. What natural enemies does man have, according to Rousseau?

4. What does Rousseau seek to uncover according to Chapter 3?

5. What does philosophy do?

6. What does Rousseau discuss during his analysis of the metaphysical or moral side of man?

7. How does Chapter 3 open?

8. What does nature give man?

9. What is fraught with challenges according to Rousseau?

10. What does Rousseau believe about those who create property rights in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In an essay, discuss how needs are the driving force behind modern society and the results of such needs. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Rousseau introduces amour propre as self-preservation or acute awareness of oneself. Discuss and analyze Rousseau's discussion of amour propre in an essay and use the text to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 3

Rousseau introduces moral inequality as being based on unnatural foundations. In an essay, discuss how differences in power, social class, and wealth can be examples of moral inequality based on Rousseau's discussion. Use the text to support your discussion.

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