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Political Philosophy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What did Aristotle call something's primary purpose or reason for existence?

Question 2 2. The agreement of the people to live under a system of government is known as _____.

Question 3 3. How did Hobbes define the state of nature?

Question 4 4. Which philosopher believed that men must reach an agreement on how to govern themselves and have the power to overthrow an unjust government, as well as the notion that the state of nature is preferable to living under an unjust ruler?

Question 5 5. Who believed that a philosopher king is all that is needed to create a just society?

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Question 6 6. What was Socrates' opinion of how money fits into a just society?

Question 7 7. What term is used to describe the idea of goodness in Confucianism?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a major faith aspect of Confucianism?

Question 9 9. What is ritual called in Confucianism?

Question 10 10. What was inspired by the culture and ideas of the Ancient Greek civilization?

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Question 11 11. Who believed that virtue was needed to prevent the destruction of Rome?

Question 12 12. Which piece of writing outlines the concepts of Marxism?

Question 13 13. Which of the following countries did NOT have a successful Marxist revolution?

Question 14 14. How does the Marxist perspective view class struggle?

Question 15 15. Who defined the social contract as individuals agreeing to give up some freedoms in exchange for the government's protection of other freedoms?

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Question 16 16. What did Adam Smith mean when he referred to the invisible hand?

Question 17 17. What area did Adam Smith primarily contribute to during the Enlightenment?

Question 18 18. Which was NOT a Greek philosopher, but was a supporter of Roman republicanism?

Question 19 19. According to John Locke's conception of the social contract, why do people allow the government to exist?

Question 20 20. Which of the following did not make a significant contribution to the development of Marxist thought?

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Question 21 21. In Book Five of The Republic, Plato suggests that _____ and _____ should be communal, and happen only at designated times during the year.

Question 22 22. How does Locke describe his understanding of the State of Nature?

Question 23 23. Which of these is the BEST analogy to describe Aristotle's view of the purpose of politics?

Question 24 24. Due to its many requirements, such as Filial Piety, Confucianism is often referred to as the _____.

Question 25 25. Who was sentenced to death for 'teaching atheism' and forced to drink poison (hemlock juice)?

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Question 26 26. What was the Enlightenment?

Question 27 27. What type of struggle is pivotal in Marxism?

Question 28 28. In Book Ten of The Republic, Socrates states that these people should be banned from a just city as they lead people away from the truth:

Question 29 29. According to Locke, why would a society change from the State of Nature to a civil government?

Question 30 30. Where was Aristotle educated, and where did he do most of his research, writing and lecturing?

Political Philosophy Chapter Exam Instructions

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