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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?
(a) If all things were equal in all men, nothing would be prized.
(b) If there are no comparisons there are no problems.
(c) If virtue is equal then there is no evil.
(d) If all things were equal, this would be heaven.

2. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?
(a) diplomacy
(b) surrender
(c) hiding
(d) war

3. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?
(a) to work or play
(b) to talk or be quiet
(c) to live or die
(d) to live in misery or happiness

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

5. How does Hobbes classify discourse that cannot be proven?
(a) scientific
(b) attitudes
(c) theorems
(d) opinion

6. Why does Hobbes contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?
(a) They entered into the contract to create the sovereign.
(b) The sovereign is led by God.
(c) The sovereign is exempt from making mistakes.
(d) There is divine Right of Kings.

7. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?
(a) Some may be born into money.
(b) Some may be taller than others.
(c) Some may be better looking than others.
(d) Some may be stronger or smarter than others.

8. What does Hobbes define as moral virtues?
(a) sharing, educating, explaining, and contributing
(b) justice, gratitude, modesty, equity, and mercy
(c) conforming, working, learning, and manufacturing
(d) fearing, obeying, ordering, and supplanting

9. What kinds of questions does Hobbes say people have little interest in?
(a) things that involve faith
(b) things that have no known answers
(c) things that have to do with the supernatural
(d) things that have absolute answers like math and science

10. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth is born out of human politics?
(a) It is established on scientific principles only.
(b) It is established on a basis of faith in God.
(c) It is established on the basis of the good of the soverign.
(d) It is established in obedience, laws, peace, charity and civil society

11. How does Hobbes define injustice of an action?
(a) a lawsuit
(b) accidents
(c) premeditation
(d) injury

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

13. What kind of idea does Hobbes classify as good wit?
(a) one that everyone can agree to
(b) one so unique that nobody else would have thought of it
(c) one that produces only good results
(d) one open to argument and debate

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hobbes insist people go when they disagree?

2. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?

3. How does Hobbes classify intellectual virtue?

4. What example does Hobbes give to support his idea that just banding together is not enough for protection?

5. Why does Hobbes say that having friends, followers, and servants is the greatest power?

(see the answer keys)

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