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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 two government powers does Locke argue should remain separate?
(a) The power of self-governance and the power to assemble peacefully.
(b) Legislative power and executive power.
(c) Judicial power and the power of property ownership.
(d) The power to bear arms and the power to follow one's own faith.

2. When a father dies, onto whom does parental duty fall?
(a) The mother.
(b) The judge.
(c) The child.
(d) The stepfather.

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

4. What does Locke write is necessary to stop war?
(a) Plenty of food for everyone.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Security.
(d) A peaceful resolution with the aggressor.

5. Who is the only party who has the right to seek reparations?
(a) The injured individual.
(b) The judge.
(c) The wife.
(d) The child.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a person suffers damages, what right does he have according to Locke?

2. Whose power in society does Locke say must be for the good of the society as a whole?

3. What does Locke argue the power should not be used for?

4. What does political power directly affect?

5. Despite man's liberty, what does Locke argue that man should not be allowed to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the primary purpose of laws?

2. How does Locke define political power?

3. Describe what Locke believes is the relationship between parents and children.

4. When do these parental duties cease?

5. What right does political power have that paternal power lacks?

6. Who determines when parental duties cease?

7. What two powers of government should always be kept separately?

8. What does guardianship not include?

9. Who has the right to seek reparations?

10. When and how does a child follow the law of reason?

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