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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why it is important to figure out the right of inheritance?
(a) It explains the need for individual liberty.
(b) It determines the transfer of power.
(c) It repudiates primogeniture.
(d) It creates order.

2. What rights does Filmer believe should be given to the descendants of the heir?
(a) Right of inheritance of power.
(b) Right to own property.
(c) Right to have slaves.
(d) Right to marry.

3. Which descendant of Adam escapes the flood?
(a) Filmer.
(b) Abel.
(c) Noah.
(d) Cain.

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

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

6. What two powers are considered identical by Filmer?
(a) The right to own a slave and the right to fight.
(b) The right to own property and the right to marry someone of your own choice.
(c) The power of the fathers and the power of kings.
(d) The power of marriage and the power of childbirth.

7. What does Locke disagree with Filmer about concerning the rights of the first man in the world?
(a) The right to fight.
(b) The right to acquire property.
(c) The right to procreate.
(d) The right to governance.

8. What is the only thing that Locke can find in the scriptures pertaining to power and God?
(a) Divine right of kings.
(b) The commandment "love thy neighbor."
(c) The commandment "honor thy father."
(d) Right to slavery and ownership of property.

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

10. Who does Filmer attribute the power of fatherhood?
(a) Adam.
(b) All kings.
(c) All men.
(d) King James.

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

12. What commandment applies to men and women according to Locke?
(a) Second Commandment.
(b) Sixth Commandment.
(c) Third Commandment.
(d) Fifth Commandment.

13. In the First Treatise, whose heir is in question?
(a) Adam's.
(b) Filmer's.
(c) Noah's.
(d) Eve's.

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

15. What two titles push the theory of sovereignty, according to Locke?
(a) Titles of fatherhood and property.
(b) Titles of sisterhood and property.
(c) Titles of judiciary and executive control.
(d) Titles of slave and property ownership.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who in the First Treatise does not have subjects to govern?

2. Whose absolute authority does Locke question?

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

4. Who offers a compelling argument in favor of the right to rule?

5. What does the rule of having only one king in the world depend upon?

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