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Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views

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While Thomas Hobbes' political views were in part influenced by the English Civil War and Interregnum, John Locke's were influenced by the _____.

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1. Locke's 'Two Treatises of Government' were taken nearly verbatim and used to justify _____.

2. What institution of higher learning did both Hobbes and Locke attend?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Areas of emphasis include their political theories and educational backgrounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Where Hobbes and Locke attended college
  • Locke's opinion on social contracts
  • Locke's influences
  • Hobbes' beliefs on government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hobbes and Locke
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social contracts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Locke's Two Treatises of Government and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Hobbes and Locke, look at the accompanying lesson titled Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details their educational backgrounds
  • Explains Hobbes being a Royalist
  • Covers Locke's impact on classical liberalism
  • Explores the influence of Hobbes and Locke had on 17th-century Europe
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