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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobbes say about controlling thoughts?
(a) People cannot always do it.
(b) The commonwealth controls thoughts.
(c) People learn to do it at an early age.
(d) Thought should not be controlled.

2. How does Hobbes suggest that people reason?
(a) By first getting burned
(b) By adding or subtracting two thoughts
(c) By mathematical equations
(d) By counting on fingers and toes

3. What is Hobbes' position on mothers and their children?
(a) The state owns all children.
(b) Mothers have no rights to children.
(c) The mother is the natural owner of the children.
(d) Mothers will abandon their children.

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

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

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

7. What are examples of Hobbes' involuntary motions?
(a) writing, feeling, and sleeping
(b) breathing, blood flow, and other bodily functions
(c) planning, acting, and rejoicing
(d) thinking, eating, and reading

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

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

10. How does Hobbes describe his compound imagination?
(a) Like seeing an appl and an orange and imagining a melon
(b) Like seeing a carriage and a house and imagining a train
(c) Like seeing a man and a horse and imagining a centaur
(d) Like seeing a dog and a cat and imagining a kangaroo

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

12. What is the second right of the sovereign?
(a) The sovereign cannot be forfeited.
(b) The sovereign may travel as often as necessary.
(c) The sovereign can name all successors.
(d) The sovereign cannot be forced to go to war.

13. Which two forms of government need not worry about succession?
(a) neither a republic nor a dictatorship
(b) neither a monarchy nor an anarchy
(c) neither a democracy nor an aristocracy
(d) neither a communist nor an empire

14. Why does law need interpretation?
(a) in order to change its meanings
(b) in order to confuse the public
(c) in order to apply it to distinct situations
(d) in order to make sure it is not understood

15. How does Hobbes classify the person or group of people who have someone speak for them?
(a) As dummies
(b) As helpless
(c) As actors
(d) As uneducated

Short Answer Questions

1. How can it be said that each man in a group has a voice?

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

3. What is needed to be able to judge what is just or unjust?

4. What results are there when an actor makes a contract?

5. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?

(see the answer keys)

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