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 do most laws exist for?

2. What does Locke believe is the fundamental law of nature?

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

4. What does Locke say should not be expected of an injured party?

5. What rules should people know according to Locke?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the power of the community legislature.

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

5. Describe the purpose for taxes.

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

7. Who determines when parental duties cease?

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

9. What is the most fundamental law of nature mentioned in the Second Treatise that the legislature seeks to protect?

10. When do these parental duties cease?

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

How does gender equality affect the proper guardianship of children according to Locke? Do mothers have equal, more, or less rights than fathers? Explain, using evidence from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Locke describes man's safety in nature and in society. Is man safer in nature than in society? Why does man join society and what does society offer him? Explain whether you think man acquires or loses safety when he joins society, using evidence from the book to validate your theory.

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