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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does political power directly affect?
(a) The literacy of a nation.
(b) The distribution of wealth.
(c) The equality between men and women.
(d) The disposal of property.

2. When a father dies, onto whom does parental duty fall?
(a) The stepfather.
(b) The mother.
(c) The child.
(d) The judge.

3. What do most laws exist for?
(a) To regulate marriage.
(b) To relinquish slave owner rights.
(c) To distribute property.
(d) To regulate and preserve property.

4. What should judges be held accountable for?
(a) Feelings of injured party.
(b) Putting away offenders.
(c) Finding methods of punishment.
(d) Decisions.

5. What duty does Locke believe ends when a child is of reasonable age?
(a) The parent's duty to feed the child.
(b) Society's duty to accept the child.
(c) The parent's duty as a guardian.
(d) Society's duty to educate the child.

6. What was the right of succession practiced in the commonwealth?
(a) The eldest son inherits the property and right to rule.
(b) The most powerful family dominates.
(c) The wealthiest family dominates.
(d) The family with royal connections dominates.

7. What happens in a state of liberty?
(a) Power and jurisdiction are reciprocal.
(b) Anarchy begins.
(c) The loudest dominates.
(d) Nature takes over.

8. What is the one supreme power over the commonwealth?
(a) The executive.
(b) The federative.
(c) The legislative.
(d) The political.

9. Locke determines that children fail to experience __________ in their early years.
(a) Power.
(b) Control.
(c) Reason.
(d) Equality.

10. By avoiding the abuse of power, what happens in society?
(a) Property was divided.
(b) A government was overthrown.
(c) People were free to marry.
(d) People willingly submitted to the rule of another.

11. What does political power involve?
(a) The right to speak.
(b) The transfer of property.
(c) The making of laws.
(d) The right to dominate.

12. When does Locke believe that people should change the legislature?
(a) When the legislature is difficult.
(b) When the legislature does something unpopular.
(c) When the legislature is not organized.
(d) When the legislature is tyrannical.

13. Who cannot give the injured party satisfaction?
(a) The offender.
(b) Locke.
(c) The magistrate.
(d) The injured party.

14. What is the first fundamental natural law?
(a) To do as you please.
(b) To be free.
(c) Preserve society and people in it.
(d) To have children.

15. What does Locke believe that the First Treatise proves?
(a) That Adam's authority came from being a father.
(b) That Adam did not have authority over his children.
(c) That Adam had authority over his children.
(d) That Adam's authority stemmed from God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke believe contradicts civil society?

2. What does Locke believe that citizens can do if a man is unfit to be the ruler?

3. How is despotic power defined in the Second Treatise?

4. What joint power does Locke say is represented by the community?

5. According to Locke, what right do men have regarding murderers?

(see the answer keys)

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