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Social contract: Quiz


Question 1: The social contract and the civil rights it gives us are neither "________" nor permanently fixed.
Reproductive rightsNatural and legal rightsCivil and political rightsHuman rights

Question 2: ________ (1712–1778), in his influential 1762 treatise The Social Contract, outlined a different version of social contract theory, based on popular sovereignty.
Gottfried LeibnizJean-Jacques RousseauImmanuel KantJohn Locke

Question 3: However, as part of a collective body, the individual citizen puts aside his egoism to create a "________", which is popular sovereignty itself.
Social contractGeneral willHugo GrotiusJean-Jacques Rousseau

Question 4: Rousseau believed that liberty was possible only where there was direct rule by the people as a whole in lawmaking, where popular sovereignty was indivisible and ________.
Natural and legal rightsCivil and political rightsHuman rightsRights

Question 5: ________ (1809–1865) advocated a conception of social contract which didn't involve an individual surrendering sovereignty to others.
AnarchismMax StirnerLibertarian socialismPierre-Joseph Proudhon

Question 6: Their work provided theoretical groundwork of ________, liberal democracy and republicanism.
Parliamentary republicAbsolute monarchyConstitutional monarchyFederation

Question 7: Social contract describes a broad class of theories that try to explain the ways in which people form states to maintain ________.
FamilyPropertySocial orderCulture

Question 8:
Social contract, Meaning of life and Zeitgeist are all:
Philosophical concepts Contractiarianism Sociology John Locke

Question 9: According to ________, human life would be "nasty, brutish, and short" without political authority.
PlatoGottfried LeibnizImmanuel KantThomas Hobbes

Question 10: Thomas Hobbes (1651), John Locke (1689) and ________ (1762) are the most famous philosophers of contractarianism.
Immanuel KantDavid HumeGottfried LeibnizJean-Jacques Rousseau


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