Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works


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Which discourse first won Rousseau fame by winning an essay contest?

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1. Rousseau's famous line: 'Man was born free; and everywhere he is in chains' came from which of his works?

2. Rousseau influenced which of the following people and/or movements:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will give you an overview of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a wildly influential 18th century French philosopher. After learning more about him, test yourself with questions about his work and historical significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will test:

  • Rousseau's works
  • Who Rousseau influenced
  • What period in history he lived in
  • His main idea about human nature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Rousseau's philosophy and its significant historical influence

Additional Learning

Understand this French philosopher better through the lesson entitled Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works, which covers these objectives:

  • Learn about Rousseau's life
  • Examine his works
  • Identify Rousseau's ideas and who they influenced later