Leviathan Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1 Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobbes say ends a discourse?
(a) A person speaks a different language.
(b) A person runs out of anything to say.
(c) A person grows tired of talking and shuts up.
(d) A person learns the answer to a question or he/she gives up.

2. How does Hobbes classify discourse that cannot be proven?
(a) scientific
(b) opinion
(c) theorems
(d) attitudes

3. What does Hobbes say a person is doing when he stops defending himself?
(a) practicing the Golden Rule
(b) surrendering his life and his possessions
(c) doing the right thing
(d) depending on the commonwealth

4. How does Hobbes see the commonwealth?
(a) Like a steam engine
(b) Like a church
(c) Like an army
(d) Like an artificial man

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?

2. How does Hobbes describe his compound imagination?

3. What is the term he uses for reasoning with another person?

4. What two factors does Hobbes believe control mental discourse?

5. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?

(see the answer key)

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