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 name the law to govern Adam and his posterity?

2. What does Locke believe that citizens can do if a man is unfit to be the ruler?

3. What does political power involve?

4. What do laws exist for?

5. What relationship is necessary to nurture the young?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does guardianship not include?

4. How does Locke define political power?

5. What is the role of the executive branch of government?

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

7. Who has the right to seek reparations?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Locke, does man lose any freedom by becoming a member of society? What freedom does man have in nature and what freedom does he have in society? Compare and contrast, referencing the book appropriately.

Essay Topic 2

Why does it matter according to Locke whether Noah divided the world among his sons? What does it imply about divine rights? Explain, using the same expository style of writing employed by Locke to provide a persuasive argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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