Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples


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In basic social contract theory terms, nature is:

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1. Locke's view of government was ultimately based upon his desire to:

2. Thomas Hobbes believed human beings:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of social contract theory and those who shaped it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • What nature is in basic social contract theory terms
  • John Locke's opinion of government
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • Why some thinkers believe social contract theory is flawed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding social contract theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Locke's contributions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the flaws of social contract theory in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the theory, review the lesson on Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples. The lesson will look at the following objectives:

  • Detail the beginning of social contracts in ancient Mesopotamia
  • Explain the Enlightenment
  • Cover the ideas of John Locke
  • Explore Thomas Hobbes and his beliefs on social contracts