Two Treatises of Government Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke believe contradicts civil society?

2. What does Locke believe is the kind of government when the whole community is involved?

3. Who is the only party who has the right to seek reparations?

4. What is the one supreme power over the commonwealth?

5. What law determines when the guardianship ends?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are a parent's duties?

5. What are the people's expectations of their government?

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

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

8. How does Locke define political power?

9. Who has the right to seek reparations?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the relationship of Adam to Eve in terms of power? What power do they exert over their children? Discuss how the relationship of Adam and Eve is essential to understanding power dynamics in society according to Locke.

Essay Topic 2

In an absolute monarchy, one individual has supreme power. Write a paragraph describing in your own words the relationship of government to power and individual liberty, referencing The Two Treatises of Government to support your claim.

Essay Topic 3

Locke describes inalienable rights of man in society whether he is engaged in war or peace. What are they? Describe what this means for man's individual liberty whether he has a monarch or elected government. Provide supporting evidence for your argument from the book.

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