John Locke’s Influence On The American Political System Quiz

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John Lockes Influence On The American Political System Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following did John Locke support?
    • A. 

      Separation of Church and State

    • B. 

      Sovereignty remains in the people

    • C. 

      Social contract between citizens and the government, especially religious tolerance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    True or false: According to social contract theory, people cannot live morally by free will, so there must be a divine ruler that requires it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following concepts is evident throughout the Declaration of Independence? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Popular consent

    • B. 

      Need for a totalitarian government

    • C. 

      Possession of unalienable rights by the governed

  • 4. 
    True or False: The founding fathers did not support the social contract theory, and they refrained from including the concept in the U.S. Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which Group of states thought that the Social Contract had been broken in the 1800s?​​​​​​​
    • A. 

      New Jersey and New York

    • B. 

      Newly Settled States

    • C. 

      Southern States

    • D. 

      The original 13 colonies

  • 6. 
    Which president spearheaded the new social contract structure in the late 1800s and early 1900s?​​​​​​​
    • A. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Martin VanBuren 

    • D. 

      Calvin Coolidge

  • 7. 
    Which group believes in a limited government?​​​​​​​
    • A. 

      Conservative

    • B. 

      Liberal

    • C. 

      Third-party

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are parts of the public’s role in the Social Contract with the U.S. government?​​​​​​​
    • A. 

      Voting

    • B. 

      Abiding by the laws

    • C. 

      A and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

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