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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What right does Locke say any citizen has regarding crimes?
(a) The right to fight crime.
(b) The right to seek revenge.
(c) The right to create war.
(d) The right and duty to prevent crime.

3. According to Locke, what right do men have regarding murderers?
(a) The right to take his property.
(b) The right to kill a murderer in the state of nature.
(c) The right to take his slaves.
(d) The right to take his wife.

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

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

6. What does Locke argue about the inheritance of power and the right to rule?
(a) That it comes only to Noah's descendants.
(b) That it is not predetermined by birthright.
(c) That it comes only to Adam's descendants.
(d) That it belongs to the firstborn child.

7. What does Locke think the kind of punishment should be for a transgression less than murder?
(a) Loss of all property.
(b) Loss of the right to vote.
(c) Beating.
(d) Severe enough to prevent repetition.

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

9. What law determines when the guardianship ends?
(a) The municipal law of the country.
(b) The law of primogeniture.
(c) The law of property ownership.
(d) The law of self-governance.

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

11. What does Locke say should not be expected of an injured party?
(a) Willingness to speak on his own behalf.
(b) Willingness to forgive offender.
(c) Objectivity in his own case.
(d) Willingness to relinquish claims for reparation.

12. What was the rule of inheritance among families in a commonwealth?
(a) The oldest child inherits.
(b) The eldest son inherits.
(c) The royal family decides which families inherit what properties.
(d) The father decides who inherits.

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

14. Whose power in society does Locke say must be for the good of the society as a whole?
(a) The slave owner's.
(b) The legislator's.
(c) The property owner's.
(d) The monarch's.

15. What does Locke say does not end when the right to guardianship ends?
(a) Parent's duty to accept child.
(b) Child's duty to learn.
(c) Child's duty to respect parents.
(d) Parent's duty to share property with child.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke say is protected by law and cannot be taken away by a ruler?

2. What duty does Locke believe ends when a child is of reasonable age?

3. Who settles controversies in laws?

4. Who is the only party who has the right to seek reparations?

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

(see the answer keys)

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