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. Where can a monarch go for advice?
(a) counsel he has appointed for that purpose
(b) only to God
(c) special elections
(d) public opinion polls

2. What example does Hobbes give to support his idea that just banding together is not enough for protection?
(a) A flock of birds cannot defeat the cat.
(b) Twenty sheep cannot fight off a pack of wolves.
(c) A hundred rabbits can scare a hunter.
(d) Two families joined are not powerful enough to combat three families.

3. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?
(a) the teacher
(b) the sovreign
(c) the banker
(d) the minister

4. What is the sovereign's right in legal matters?
(a) the right to make decisions basked on his mood
(b) the right to deny legal process to anyone he shooces
(c) the right to confiscate property when two or more subjects cannot get along
(d) the right to judge all controversies between his people

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can passion for power be dangerous?

2. What does the commonwealth need to successfully control the society?

3. What does Hobbes say are the three types of commonwealth?

4. What is the one exception to a defense of not knowing the law?

5. What does Hobbes call a crime?

(see the answer key)

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