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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 does Locke argue that the people hold as supreme and unalterable?
(a) Absolute monarchy.
(b) The government.
(c) The legislature.
(d) Natural law.

2. What is the main reason men enter into communities?
(a) To preserve property.
(b) To buy property.
(c) To learn laws.
(d) To become rulers.

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

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

5. What risk does Locke determine war creates for man?
(a) Loss of life.
(b) Loss of security.
(c) Loss of time for himself.
(d) Loss of peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What relationship is necessary to nurture the young?

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

3. What was the rule of inheritance among families in a commonwealth?

4. What is federative power?

5. What does Locke believe contradicts civil society?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who determines when parental duties cease?

2. Describe the purpose for taxes.

3. What does guardianship not include?

4. When does man have the right to stop another person's rights?

5. What is the relationship of the legislative to the people?

6. Describe the power of the community legislature.

7. What can parents always expect from their children even after guardianship has ended?

8. Who has the right to seek reparations?

9. Describe the fundamental law of nature pertaining to man and society.

10. Describe what Locke believes his First Treatise proves about Adam and his sons' rights.

(see the answer keys)

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