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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 important question does Locke debate about Noah and his sons?
(a) Whether Noah loved his sons.
(b) Whether Noah gave the world to his favorite son.
(c) Whether Noah divided the world among his sons.
(d) Whether Noah fought with his sons.

2. Which book in the bible discusses the creation of animals?
(a) Deuteronomy.
(b) Psalms.
(c) Genesis.
(d) Proverbs.

3. What was dominion measured in during this time?
(a) Property.
(b) Slaves.
(c) The amount of goods that the first-born would inherit.
(d) Size of kingdom.

4. In what country does Locke discuss the occurrence of cannibalism?
(a) France.
(b) China.
(c) England.
(d) Peru.

5. What happens upon the death of Adam according to Filmer?
(a) Takeover from rival.
(b) Division of authority.
(c) Father's estate goes to the eldest son.
(d) Chaos and anarchy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What important argument does Locke refute in the First Treatise?

3. Who are the inheritors?

4. The king's right to supremacy over subjects is similar to what other power mentioned in the first five chapters of the book?

5. What kind of government does Exodus imply according to Filmer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does divine rights imply?

3. What does Filmer base most of his arguments upon?

4. What does Filmer believe Genesis 3:16 says about man and government?

5. According to Filmer, what are the only two ways that a king can come to power?

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

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

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

9. What does Filmer say about the relationship of man to his parents?

10. Describe the basis of government according to Locke.

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