This DBQ works excellent as a review/final assessment for the Enlightenment unit. The seven quotes are drawn from the philosophes and the Enlightened Despots and the question that the students' answer focuses on their ideas of how to best govern. We engage in Socratic Seminar for two class periods before they write the actual DBQ. I have included the PowerPoint for the Socratic Seminar and the handout which guides the students in the preparation for the Seminar. During the Seminar students participate in a character-driven seminar as one of the seven characters included in the DBQ.