Week 6A Knowledge Check

Question 1
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Rousseau is sometimes considered an “anti-Enlightenment” thinker because of his suspicious attitude toward:
Religion
Correct!
Reason
Politics

Question 2
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Rousseau’s state of nature is:
Correct Answer
a pleasant, peaceful place.
You Answered
both hostile and peaceful at different times.
a dangerous, hostile place.

Question 3
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Rousseau believes that innovation (such as the axe)
is essential for our progress as humans.
Correct!
has made us weak.
helps to restore equality by compensating for our natural differences.

Question 4
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Rousseau defines what as “a natural repugnance to seeing any sentient being, especially our fellow man, perish or suffer”?
empathy
compassion
Correct!
pity

Question 5
1 / 1 pts
For Rousseau, property is:
a guarantee of our self-preservation and freedom.
irrelevant in our lives.
Correct!
the source of disagreement and conflict between humans.

Question 6
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Thomas Hobbes believes that man in the state of nature is evil. Does Rousseau agree or disagree with Hobbes?
You Answered
Agrees
Correct Answer
Disagrees
Incorrect, he disagrees. Natural man is ignorant of both virtue and vice.

Question 7
1 / 1 pts
Which ancient Greek city did Rousseau admire for its tough education of children?
Correct!
Sparta
Correct Answers
Sparta
sparta

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