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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who are the inheritors?
(a) Eve.
(b) Adam's children Cain and Abel only.
(c) Adam's line and posterity.
(d) Property owners.

3. To whom does Locke believe the duty of honor and obedience is due?
(a) The natural father.
(b) The king.
(c) The prince.
(d) The magistrate.

4. Who is described by Filmer as possibly having absolute power as a monarch?
(a) Adam.
(b) King James.
(c) Eve.
(d) A property owner.

5. What happens if the world has more than one king?
(a) Conflict that results in anarchy.
(b) Indecision.
(c) The right to rule comes from fatherhood.
(d) The right to rule comes from something other than fatherhood.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Locke, to whom did God give the power of dominion?

3. In the First Treatise, what does Locke believe that the book Patriacha actually promotes?

4. To support what theory does Locke employ numerous citations?

5. How does Locke differ in his perception of Eve as compared to Filmer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What confusion arises as a direct result of equating birthright with dominion?

2. What kind of power is the right of supremacy?

3. Describe what subjugation of the children means in regards to monarchy.

4. According to Locke, what does the Patriarcha treatise say about freedom?

5. What does Locke say about Adam and Eve regarding power?

6. Describe the difference in opinion Locke and Filmer have about Adam's right to govern.

7. Describe fatherly authority.

8. Describe what Locke says about the relationship of men and women.

9. Explain what Filmer believes is the relationship between Cain and Abel.

10. Describe some effects on inheritance mentioned in the bible and cited by Locke.

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