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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. Why it is important to figure out the right of inheritance?
(a) It explains the need for individual liberty.
(b) It repudiates primogeniture.
(c) It determines the transfer of power.
(d) It creates order.

2. According to the First Treatise, in whom is power vested?
(a) Adam and descendants.
(b) Filmer and his followers.
(c) King James.
(d) Locke and his followers.

3. What important argument does Locke refute in the First Treatise?
(a) That governments can have slaves.
(b) That people must live peacefully together.
(c) That Adam had the right to private dominion and absolute power over other men.
(d) That men and women are equal.

4. What does Filmer believe about the relationship between men and parents?
(a) That it is irrelevant.
(b) That it is contentious.
(c) That men are subjugated to the will of their parents.
(d) That is the source of all conflict in society.

5. What relationship of power does Locke think is hard to understand?
(a) Kings and queens.
(b) Men and women.
(c) Slaves and slave owners.
(d) Fatherhood where children are the property of the father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What right did man have with regard to other, according to Filmer?

2. Who questions the details of rulership?

3. What does the rule of having only one king in the world depend upon?

4. Why is it important to explain inheritance in the First Treatise?

5. Who is described by Filmer as possibly having absolute power as a monarch?

Short Essay Questions

1. What question arises pertaining to Noah and his sons?

2. What does divine rights imply?

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

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

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

6. How does absolutism prevent freedom?

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

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

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

10. What does Locke say the passage of Genesis proves about man's relationship to others?

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