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Some Thoughts Concerning Education

John Locke

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What does the principle of virtue require of us?

According to Locke, what is the most important area of a boy's education?

What does Locke believe is the worst thing for a child's health?

When does Locke believe parents should warn their children against vices?

Which of the following does Locke consider the most useful tool in a child's education?

Which of the following is not a consideration that Locke gives against corporal punishment?

Of all the negative temperaments that a child can have, which does Locke identify as the worst?

Which of the following is not a natural inclination that Locke explores?

Why does Locke forbid indulging a child's ill treatment of the servants?

Aside from reading, writing, and languages, what is the first subject in Locke's proposed course of study?

What does Locke identify as both the most important and the most enjoyable academic subject?

Which of the following statements best characterizes Locke's position on natural philosophy?

When a child needs to be beaten who should do the beating?

Which foreign language does Locke believe should be taught first?

What is Locke's major complaint with the way the schools teach Latin and Greek?

Which of the following is not something that Locke says about poetry?

Which of the following pursuits does Locke consider most beneficial to the child?

What is Locke's reason for advising against fencing lessons?

Which of the following is not a manual skill that Locke recommends?

What does Locke think is the optimum age for travel?

Which of the following skills does Locke suggest all boys should learn?

If a boy enjoys some toy too much, what does Locke suggest the parent do?

How does Locke suggest we encourage a child's natural curiosity?

Which quality does Locke think a child is more likely to acquire at school than at home?

Which of the following best characterized Locke's attitude toward recreation?

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