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 is the kind of government when the whole community is involved?

2. What two government powers does Locke argue should remain separate?

3. How do people pay for the benefit of the government's protection?

4. What rules should people know according to Locke?

5. What does political power directly affect?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is man's relationship to the freedom of other people?

3. When do these parental duties cease?

4. Describe the power of the community legislature.

5. What freedom does the individual have in society?

6. Describe the purpose for taxes.

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

8. Describe the state of natural freedom mentioned by Locke.

9. What does guardianship not include?

10. What are a parent's duties?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Children are subjugated to the authority of their fathers according to Locke. Is this process fair in your opinion? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

According to Locke, what significance does birthright have in determining a person's right to rule? Write about the role of inheritance in creating a government for the people according to Locke.

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