Two Treatises of Government Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What power does Locke argue that a man can only be subject to by choice?
(a) Political.
(b) Physical.
(c) Spiritual.
(d) Mental.

2. What does Locke name the law to govern Adam and his posterity?
(a) The law of reason.
(b) The law of equality.
(c) The law of property ownership.
(d) The law of primogeniture.

3. To understand political power, what is important to have?
(a) A desire to rule.
(b) A state of perfect freedom for men.
(c) A state of equality.
(d) A knowledge of legal literature.

4. What rules should people know according to Locke?
(a) The rules about property.
(b) The rules about inheritance.
(c) The rules about gender equality.
(d) The rules governing their rights.

5. What does Locke believe that citizens can do if a man is unfit to be the ruler?
(a) Wage war.
(b) Remove the ruler.
(c) Destroy the kingdom.
(d) Replace the ruler.

6. What two powers are vastly different according to Locke?
(a) Political power and paternal power.
(b) Maternal power and slave owner power.
(c) Political power and maternal power.
(d) Paternal power and landowner power.

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

8. Who settles controversies in laws?
(a) The slave owner.
(b) The public.
(c) The property owner.
(d) Judges.

9. 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 educate the child.
(c) The parent's duty as a guardian.
(d) Society's duty to accept the child.

10. What is the main reason men enter into communities?
(a) To become rulers.
(b) To buy property.
(c) To preserve property.
(d) To learn laws.

11. What does Locke argue should be expected of the ruler?
(a) To rule only for four years.
(b) To follow the laws and not make arbitrary decisions.
(c) To be kind and understanding.
(d) To be compassionate.

12. How does Locke believe that natural freedom and the rule of parents fit together?
(a) Natural freedom opposes all parental rule.
(b) Natural freedom is stolen from children by their parents.
(c) Natural freedom is given to children by parents.
(d) Children have to be old enough to understand the law of reason and are free until this age.

13. Which two parties did not initially seek to oppress each other in the commonwealth?
(a) People and the magistrate.
(b) Slaves and slave owners.
(c) People and the property owners.
(d) Commonwealth families and children.

14. What does Locke believe is the kind of government when the whole community is involved?
(a) A monarchy.
(b) A perfect democracy.
(c) An oligarchy.
(d) Anarchy.

15. How is despotic power defined in the Second Treatise?
(a) Arbitrary power that one man has over another man's life.
(b) Paternal power coming from nature.
(c) Political power as a result of voluntary agreement.
(d) Political power to preserve property.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Locke define "parental power"?

2. Who cannot give the injured party satisfaction?

3. What was the rule of inheritance among families in a commonwealth?

4. To whom does Locke determine that parental power belongs?

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

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