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The Enlightenment

2.9
(95 votes)
15 questions
English
1

Who argued that all humans are born with natural rights?

Locke

Hobbes

Machiavelli

Montesquieu

Hard  32% got this right

2

What are the “natural rights” argued?

Life, Liberty, Equality, Property

Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Wollstonecraft

Life, Freedom, Equality, Property

Life. Liberty, Equality, Popularity

39% got this right

3

Who argued that government and powers should be separated?

Montesquieu

Hobbes

Locke

Machiavelli

Hard  24% got this right

4

What describes a system in which each branch of government has some power over the other?

Separation of powers

Checks and balances

Exclusion

Vindication

53% got this right

5

Who, in their book Leviathan, proposed an idea called the social contract?

Hobbes

Locke

Montesquieu

Wollstonecraft

38% got this right

6

A social contract is:

An agreement between people and the government

An agreement between governments around the world

Made between a bank and a customer

Signed when you buy a car

68% got this right

7

Who advocated for women’s educational and social equity?

Wollstonecraft

Hobbes

Locke

Montesquieu

Hard  34% got this right

8

Finish the quote: “A government that ignores women is a _______ one.”

Defective

Disrespectful

Educated

Erroneous

43% got this right

9

Who was a leading thinker in modern political science and ethics?

Machiavelli

Hobbes

Locke

Montesquieu

41% got this right

10

Enlightenment thinkers began to criticize European governments ruled by:

Monarchs

Hobbes

Presidents

Prime Ministers

68% got this right

11

In a social contract, people give up some ________ and the government provides protection.

Freedoms

Agreements

Philosophy

Science

70% got this right

12

Which of the following was not one of the topics focused on by Enlightenment thinkers to study government?

Science

Authority

Responsibility

Rights

63% got this right

13

Locke said that if the government fails to protect people’s rights, then people have the right to:

Overthrow it

Die

Get over it

Leave

64% got this right

14

What part of the Constitution explains the social contract (the relationship between people and government)?

Preamble

27th Amendment

Article I

Article II

Hard  29% got this right

15

Which philosopher is noted for their belief in representative democracy?

Locke

Hobbes

Machiavelli

Montesquieu

Hard  33% got this right