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, left uncontrolled, does Hobbes say can lead to misery and unhappiness?
(a) hunger, alcohol, and hedonism
(b) competition, harmful shyness, and vain glory
(c) personality, education, and drive
(d) pride, sloth, and gluttany

2. What does Hobbes call a third law of nature?
(a) habitation
(b) justice
(c) the inevitability of death
(d) security

3. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin that is done in the darkness
(b) a sin which is intended whether committed or not
(c) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(d) a sin that obeys an unjust law

4. Why do people want to make a covenant and select sovereigns?
(a) to be like the other commonweaths around them
(b) to prevent having to relinquish freedoms
(c) to allow for orderly disagreement
(d) to rid themselves of political uneasiness

5. How does Hobbes define a monarchy?
(a) In a monarchy, only one man has power.
(b) In a monarchy, all the people hold power.
(c) In a monarchy, the assembly holds power.
(d) In a monarchy, only the nobles hold power.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the sovereign power, whether it is an individual or an assembly?

3. Why does Hobbes say the multitude cannot protest against the sovereign?

4. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?

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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