Chapter 2-The Enlightenment Quiz- Chapter 2

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According to Thomas Hobbes, why did people need to hand over their rights to a strong ruler?

What did Thomas Hobbes call the agreement by which people created a government?

What did the Enlightenment stress as the key to solving problems?

Who were the social critics of this period in France known as?

What did the philosophes believe could be discovered through reason or logical thinking?

Who was the most brilliant and influential of the philosophes?

According to John Locke, what are the natural rights that all people are born with?

What did John Locke believe was the purpose of government?

Which philosopher's belief that government's power comes from the consent of the people influenced modern democracy?

According to Montesquieu, which country did he believe was the best-governed and most politically balanced of his own day?

What did Montesquieu propose would keep any individual or group from gaining total control of the government?

Which book by Montesquieu became the basis for the United States Constitution?

According to Rousseau, what is the only good form of government?

What did Cesare Beccaria believe about the purpose of laws?

How did Rousseau's view of the social contract differ from Hobbes' view?

What did Rousseau believe about a girl's education?

Who published the essay 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' in 1792?

What did Mary Wollstonecraft argue about women's education in her essay?

Which Enlightenment thinker believed in the divine right of monarchs and the union of church and state?

Who was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and went on to write the classic novel Frankenstein?

Which Enlightenment thinkers were mainly focused on the world of ideas and popularized new theories?

Which of the following is true about Adam Smith's theory?

Who were interested in the ideas of the philosophes during the Enlightenment?

What did some kings and queens of Europe seek to do with the ideas of the philosophes?

During the Enlightenment, people began to question openly their religious beliefs and the teachings of the church is evidence for which outcome of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment?

Who sought to reveal God's majesty through his work but caused people to change the way they thought about God?

Which outcome of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment emphasized the importance of the individual in society?


Test your knowledge of the Enlightenment and its impact on society with this quiz. Explore the key ideas, thinkers, and events of this intellectual movement that emphasized reason and challenged traditional beliefs about government, religion, economics, and education.

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