Leviathan Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 31.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Hobbes, how does God declare His laws?
(a) by dreams and astrology
(b) by natural reason, revelation, and prophecy
(c) by loud voices from the skys
(d) by tablets of stone and natural disasters

3. 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 by a constitution and the other is by police power.
(c) One is their own written laws, the other is laws of the sovereign.
(d) One is by traditions, and the second is by innovation.

4. Why does Hobbes say that people attribute the unknown to ghosts, spirits, or other things that can never exist?
(a) They have experienced the supernatural.
(b) They have had experience with seances.
(c) They believe in astrology.
(d) They do not know how to think logically.

5. What does Hobbes say is the purpose of punishment?
(a) to keep the criminals off the streets
(b) to prevent people from breaking the law
(c) to have a public entertainment when someone is flogged
(d) to show who is boss

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a man do when speaking to a group?

2. How does Hobbes say a commonwealth is taken by acquisition?

3. What does Hobbes define as moral virtues?

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

5. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?

(see the answer key)

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