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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To support what theory does Locke employ numerous citations?
(a) The divine right to rule inherited by Adam.
(b) The need for subservience in children.
(c) The equality of power between both parents.
(d) The right to own slaves.

2. Why is it important to explain inheritance in the First Treatise?
(a) To determine who has the right to own slaves.
(b) To determine who has the right to rule.
(c) To determine who populates the world.
(d) To determine who survives the Flood.

3. Which book in the bible discusses the creation of animals?
(a) Genesis.
(b) Proverbs.
(c) Deuteronomy.
(d) Psalms.

4. Who buys his brother's birthright?
(a) Cain.
(b) Locke.
(c) Abel.
(d) Jacob.

5. What does Filmer call the relationship between a man and his parents?
(a) The vested power.
(b) Royal or fatherly authority.
(c) The inheritance of kings.
(d) Painful subjugation.

6. Who does Filmer think is an ideal monarch?
(a) Ineffectual.
(b) Eternally youthful.
(c) A despot.
(d) An absolute ruler.

7. What happens upon the death of Adam according to Filmer?
(a) Division of authority.
(b) Chaos and anarchy.
(c) Father's estate goes to the eldest son.
(d) Takeover from rival.

8. What does the rule of having only one king in the world depend upon?
(a) A big kingdom.
(b) The acceptance of paternal authority.
(c) Lots of property.
(d) Obedient sons.

9. What important question does Locke debate about Noah and his sons?
(a) Whether Noah loved his sons.
(b) Whether Noah gave the world to his favorite son.
(c) Whether Noah fought with his sons.
(d) Whether Noah divided the world among his sons.

10. To whom does Locke believe the duty of honor and obedience is due?
(a) The natural father.
(b) The magistrate.
(c) The king.
(d) The prince.

11. What right does Locke believe all men have?
(a) The right to fight.
(b) The right of inheritance.
(c) The right to buy property.
(d) The right to have slaves.

12. What two things does Locke feel are conflated?
(a) Right to buy and the right to sell.
(b) Birthright and dominion.
(c) Right to govern and the need to have control.
(d) Property and slave ownership.

13. What does Locke think sometimes determines who will be king?
(a) Wealth.
(b) A person's intelligence.
(c) Luck.
(d) The size of the army and its success.

14. What quality does Filmer determine that all rulers must possess?
(a) They must be fair-minded.
(b) They must be gentle.
(c) They must be descendants of Adam.
(d) They must offer strong leadership.

15. From whom do monarchs derive power?
(a) Their property.
(b) Their children.
(c) Adam and his power of fatherhood.
(d) Their subjects.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens if the world has more than one king?

2. What is the only thing that Locke can find in the scriptures pertaining to power and God?

3. Which descendant of Adam escapes the flood?

4. What does Filmer's logic imply about succeeding monarchs?

5. What does Locke contest about Cain's rights?

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