Leviathan Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 28.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Hobbes' idea about self-protection in natural law?
(a) It is not natural to protect oneself, it should be done by the commonwealth.
(b) In nature, every person has the right to protect his own life.
(c) With people it is not necessary.
(d) Humans have a right to preemptive strikes.

2. How does Hobbes classify intellectual virtue?
(a) having a high IQ
(b) having natural wit or a quick imagination
(c) having insight into spiritual matters
(d) having natural innocence

3. What does Hobbes say is a hostile and illegal act by the authority?
(a) a person is injured by public authority without public condemnation
(b) holding trials too quickly after a crime has been charged
(c) indictment after very long investigations
(d) searches of a person's homes

4. In political systems, what are the two avenues of laws?
(a) One is by revolution, and the other is by civil disobedience.
(b) One is their own written laws, the other is laws of the sovereign.
(c) One is by a constitution and the other is by police power.
(d) One is by traditions, and the second is by innovation.

5. Why can passion for power be dangerous?
(a) People cannot achieve it.
(b) People can use evil means to get power.
(c) People can be deceived.
(d) People can be electrocuted.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?

2. How may a commonwealth be formed?

3. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?

4. Why do people want to make a covenant and select sovereigns?

5. What is one instance when a crime cannot be punished?

(see the answer key)

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