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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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

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

3. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of work, being social, and talking too much
(b) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions
(c) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes
(d) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals

4. When many people first get together, what are they called?
(a) A multitude
(b) A mob
(c) A gaggle
(d) A hodge podge

5. In political systems, what are the two avenues of laws?
(a) One is by revolution, and the other is by civil disobedience.
(b) One is by a constitution and the other is by police power.
(c) One is their own written laws, the other is laws of the sovereign.
(d) One is by traditions, and the second is by innovation.

6. What does Hobbes say is needed to protect people from danger?
(a) strong churches
(b) a choice of weapons
(c) a strong militia
(d) civil laws

7. How does Hobbes define liberty?
(a) the right to vote
(b) time off from work
(c) the first basic need
(d) the absence of opposition

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

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

10. How does Hobbes identify political systems?
(a) those which are granted status by the sovereign
(b) those which are only governed by an assembly
(c) those which are entirely run by negotiation
(d) thise which are regulated by majority consensus

11. 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.

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

13. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?
(a) People can think.
(b) People believe in the supernatural.
(c) People are like animals.
(d) People are restless.

14. What does Hobbes say leads to competition among people?
(a) religion
(b) different abilities
(c) restless desire
(d) different interests

15. What is a counselor's disadvantage in speaking only to one man?
(a) He can be attacked.
(b) He can be more forceful.
(c) He can be interrupted.
(d) He can be misquoted.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?

2. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?

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

4. What is the sovereign's right in legal matters?

5. Why must people create a covenant or agreement to give power to one person, or small group of people?

(see the answer keys)

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