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John Locke Pol-Soc Podcast Quiz
1. What THREE rights does Locke say everyone is entitled to as natural rights? (Select only 3)
Votes for Women
Freedom from Torture
2. What name is given to the political idea, associated with Locke, that takes protecting the "freedom" of the individual to be the central problem of politics. They believe that government is necessary to protect individuals from being harmed by others.
3. Locke had a more optimistic view of how people would behave in the absence of strict rules imposed from above. What name did he give to this existence without government?
4. Unlike Hobbes, Locke felt that it was more acceptable for the people to revolt against their rules - i.e. Withdraw the 'consent of the governened. Under what conditions had to be met for such a revolt to take place?
If elected representatives of the people were denied the right of assembly (i.e. not allowed to meet in parliament and represent their electors)
If foreign powers were bestowed (given) authority/power over the people
If election procedure were changed without the consent the citizens
If the rule of law is not upheld
If the government seeks to deprive citizens of their rights
All of the above
Any of the above
5. Unlike Hobbes (who felt that all knowledge is drawn from our 'Reason'), Locke thought that all of our knowledge comes from experience. Like many other 'Enlightenment' thinkers, this made him an....
6. Many of Locke's ideas from his 'Second Treatise of Government (1689)' went on to influence what major world event, less than a century later?
The Irish Famine
The American Revolution
The Second World War
The Vietnam War
7.Locke was not in favour of religious uniformity (i.e. everyone must practice the same religion). He felt that man's relationship with God was purely a personal matter. What famous text did he write to explain this view?
An Essay on Human Understanding
A Letter Concerning Toleration
The Rights of Man
8. Though he had no children of his own, Locke also wrote about education. He thought that all children were born as a "Tabula Rasa". Which of the options below is closest to his meaning?
Dependent on their Parents for everything, for ever.
Predestined to lead certain types of lives, based on their social position
Have a life that's 'Nasty, Brutish and Short"
Were a "Blank Slate" upon which experience imprints knowledge.
9. Like many things in life, contradictions are evident in Locke’s Theories. While he was a proponent of (strongly in favour of) ‘LIBERTY’, he also a stockholder in the Royal Africa Company. What did that company trade in?
10. Locke rejected "Absolutism", where the government/Ruler could do whatever they wanted. Instead he wanted “the rule of law, not the rule of men”. What 'C' word do we use to describe this idea?
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