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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a fundamental interest on the part of a counselor?
(a) to deceive the people
(b) to hide his motives
(c) for the good of those that he counsels
(d) to get his own way

2. What needs to be given to the shy people?
(a) encouragement to get out and attain what the others have
(b) large amounts of financial aid
(c) laws to prevent their abuse
(d) an economic bailout package

3. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?
(a) when it does not cost them anything
(b) when they are given other freedoms in return
(c) to seek protection for their lives and those of their family
(d) when they go to prison

4. To what does Hobbes say people attribute that which is unknown?
(a) to scientific researsh
(b) to imagination
(c) to God and religion
(d) to ghosts and spirits

5. How can it be said that each man in a group has a voice?
(a) because they all speak in unison
(b) because they get to speak one by one
(c) because no deaf mute is allowed to participate
(d) because their representative shares their same opinions

6. What does Hobbes say people are either born with or develop?
(a) appetites and aversions
(b) fingers and toes
(c) hair and fingernails
(d) personalities and names

7. What two factors does Hobbes believe control mental discourse?
(a) Education and experience
(b) Desire and fear
(c) Love and hate
(d) Vocabulary and definitions

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

9. What does Hobbes identify as the two ways one can hold sway over others?
(a) money and gifts
(b) counsel and command
(c) power and control
(d) charisma and intelligence

10. What can a man do when speaking to a group?
(a) force others to remain silent
(b) read from a prepared speech
(c) stand behind a podium to protect himself
(d) use oratory tools to persuade and win over the group

11. What can the commonwealth do to check bad behavior of its citizens?
(a) Put power limits on subjects of the nation.
(b) Put everyone into servitude.
(c) Increase the quality of education.
(d) Provide everything for the subjects.

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

13. Why does Hobbes say it is natural for the mother to have dominion over children?
(a) They have dominion over nothing else.
(b) They need children in case the husband dies.
(c) It is not always known who the father is.
(d) They are naturals at discipline.

14. What does Hobbes call reasoning with oneself?
(a) Marking
(b) Impossible
(c) Foolish
(d) Insanity

15. 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) Two families joined are not powerful enough to combat three families.
(c) Twenty sheep cannot fight off a pack of wolves.
(d) A hundred rabbits can scare a hunter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?

2. What is an example of Hobbes' unprovable discourse?

3. Which two forms of government need not worry about succession?

4. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?

5. How does Hobbes define injustice of an action?

(see the answer keys)

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