Two Treatises of Government Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The First Treatise of Government, Chapters 1-5, pp. 5-36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Locke say he cannot find proof for in the First Treatise?
(a) That slavery is legal.
(b) Adam's right to be supreme.
(c) The royalty's claim to rule by divine right through the sovereignty of Adam.
(d) That ordinary men can own property.

2. In Genesis, when were men and other living creatures created?
(a) On the same day.
(b) When Noak's Ark came ashore.
(c) On different days.
(d) After the apple was eaten.

3. Who offers a compelling argument in favor of the right to rule?
(a) Adam.
(b) Eve.
(c) Filmer.
(d) Locke.

4. According to Filmer in the First Treatise what does the bible prove?
(a) The grant of government.
(b) The right to assemble.
(c) The right to assemble.
(d) The right to bear arms.

5. The king's right to supremacy over subjects is similar to what other power mentioned in the first five chapters of the book?
(a) Filmer over his followers.
(b) Adam's right to supremacy over his family.
(c) The head of slaves to other slaves.
(d) The court jester's desire to flatter the monarch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief does Locke not challenge in the First Treatise?

2. Who questions the details of rulership?

3. What distinction does Locke make regarding gender and power?

4. What important argument does Locke refute in the First Treatise?

5. What effect does Locke feel that Filmer's comparison of powers have?

(see the answer key)

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