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Question 1: ________: Often said to have founded modern economics; explained emergence of economic benefits from the self-interested behavior ("the invisible hand") of artisans and traders.
Adam SmithImmanuel KantDavid HumeJeremy Bentham

Question 2: As well, there was no spread of this doctrine within the New World and the advanced civilizations of the ________, Maya, Inca, Mohican, Delaware, Huron and especially the Iroquois.
Inca EmpireMesoamerican chronologyAztecPre-Columbian era

Question 3: Another debate developed around the (distinct) criticisms of liberal political theory made by ________ and Charles Taylor.
Michael SandelJohn RawlsPolitical philosophyAmerican philosophy

Question 4: ________ : One of the most important thinkers in the Confucian school, he is the first theorist to make a coherent argument for an obligation of rulers to the ruled.
ConfuciusChinese philosophyChinaMencius

Question 5: ________, cornerstone of Anglo-American political liberty, explicitly proposes the right to revolt against the ruler for justice sake.
ShariaLawCommon lawMagna Carta

Question 6: A minority (including ________) could interpret The Prince as a satire meant to be given to the Medici after their recapture of Florence and their subsequent expulsion of Machiavelli from Florence.
Immanuel KantJohn LockeGottfried LeibnizJean-Jacques Rousseau

Question 7: ________: Strauss is known for his writings on the classical and modern philosophers and for denouncing modern politics.
AristotlePolitical philosophyLeo StraussDavid Hume

Question 8: [13] Though the work was written for the di Medici family in order to perhaps influence them to free him from exile, Machiavelli supported the Republic of Florence rather than the oligarchy of the di ________ family.
House of BourbonHouse of MediciHouse of HabsburgHouse of Bonaparte

Question 9: ________: Politician and political theorist during the American Enlightenment.
Thomas JeffersonBenjamin FranklinJohn AdamsJames Monroe

Question 10: In a vernacular sense, the term "political philosophy" often refers to a general view, or specific ethic, political belief or attitude, about politics that does not necessarily belong to the technical discipline of ________.
PhilosophyAristotleEarly Islamic philosophyDavid Hume


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