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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 equality of power between both parents.
(c) The need for subservience in children.
(d) The right to own slaves.

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

3. According to Locke, to whom did God give the power of dominion?
(a) Royalty.
(b) Slave owners.
(c) Adam and Eve.
(d) Parents.

4. What rights does Locke believe that Adam's heir possesses in relation to these creatures?
(a) The same as other men.
(b) All rights.
(c) No rights.
(d) More rights than other men.

5. What does Locke say cannot be inferred from the biblical commandments?
(a) Right to own slaves.
(b) Absolute obedience to the king.
(c) Right to own property.
(d) Free will.

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

7. What does Filmer claim is the relationship between men and creatures?
(a) Men are equal to all creatures.
(b) Men have sole ownership over all creatures.
(c) Men consume all creatures.
(d) Men live in opposition to all creatures.

8. Who in the First Treatise does not have subjects to govern?
(a) God.
(b) Adam.
(c) King James.
(d) Patriacha.

9. What is the relationship between surviving children when a father dies, according to Filmer?
(a) They fight till the death.
(b) The eldest son has dominion over other brothers.
(c) The children divide the family estate.
(d) The oldest daughter takes charge.

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

11. What does Filmer propose is the cause for men being denied freedom?
(a) Short lifespans.
(b) Lack of property ownership.
(c) Adam's creation.
(d) Illiteracy.

12. Who does Filmer think the heir should be?
(a) Someone powerful.
(b) Someone strong.
(c) Someone wise.
(d) Someone with the God-given right to rule over men.

13. What belief, according to Locke, prevents the right to natural freedom?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Migration.
(c) Divine right to rule.
(d) Marriage.

14. What is Filmer's basis for the rule of princes?
(a) That they inherit the kingdoms of their fathers.
(b) That they have power and riches.
(c) That they have the qualifications of good leadership.
(d) That they inherited the right to rule as descendants of Adam.

15. What important argument does Locke refute in the First Treatise?
(a) That governments can have slaves.
(b) That Adam had the right to private dominion and absolute power over other men.
(c) That men and women are equal.
(d) That people must live peacefully together.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who questions the details of rulership?

2. What was Cain told about his power?

3. What commandment applies to men and women according to Locke?

4. On what does Filmer base most of his theories for monarchy?

5. What is the basis of sovereignty of monarchs in the First Treatise?

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