The Social Contract: Summary & Author - Quiz & Worksheet


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According to The Social Contract, who holds the moral power to set laws?

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1. According to The Social Contract, which of these best describes the role of government?

2. Which role in a dodgeball game is most like the role of government, according to Rousseau?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Social Contract explores Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political ideas. You can test you understanding of the ideas presented in this work with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz will ask you to analyze an analogy of dodgeball and government and identify the city from which Rousseau was banned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following ideas of The Social Contract:

  • The role of government
  • Small government and democracy
  • The moral power to set laws

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow for the practice of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of The Social Contract
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how democracy may factor in a small government and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who should have the power to set the laws
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the role of government

Additional Learning

Read more about this notion about government by reviewing the lesson, The Social Contract: Summary & Author. The following objectives are covered:

  • Learn about Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Explore examples of Rousseau's ideas
  • Identify the time period in which Rousseau was a great influence