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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes
(b) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions
(c) fear of work, being social, and talking too much
(d) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals
2. What are some of his voluntary motions?
(a) functions like pulse and respiration
(b) internals like digesting and breathing
(c) activities like hearing and seeing
(d) feelings like desire, appetite, love and hate
3. How does Hobbes identify political systems?
(a) those which are only governed by an assembly
(b) those which are granted status by the sovereign
(c) thise which are regulated by majority consensus
(d) those which are entirely run by negotiation
4. What example does Hobbes give as a meaningless combination of words?
(a) gentle giant
(b) round square
(c) holy war
(d) easy labor
5. What seems to be a contradiction in Hobbes' attitude toward protest?
(a) People can protest but they cannot organize.
(b) People can legally protest but they can only do it openly.
(c) People are legally able to protest a political system, but not against the sovereign.
(d) People cannot protest but they can camgaign for change.
6. What does Hobbes call a dominion acquired by conquest?
7. What needs to be given to the shy people?
(a) an economic bailout package
(b) large amounts of financial aid
(c) laws to prevent their abuse
(d) encouragement to get out and attain what the others have
8. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?
(a) when there is no commonwealth
(b) when there are guidelines
(c) when no one is looking
(d) when the commonwealth is too spread out
9. What does Hobbes say are the three types of commonwealth?
(a) monarchies, democracies and aristocracies
(b) common, formal and independent
(c) dictatorships, republics and anarchies
(d) high, low and mediocre
10. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?
(a) the teacher
(b) the minister
(c) the banker
(d) the sovreign
11. What does Hobbes call the intention to do wrong or harm another?
(a) injustice before the action is carried out
(b) nothing illegal
(c) a bad idea
(d) absence of forethought
12. What is the term he uses for reasoning with another person?
13. Why does Hobbes contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?
(a) The sovereign is led by God.
(b) There is divine Right of Kings.
(c) The sovereign is exempt from making mistakes.
(d) They entered into the contract to create the sovereign.
14. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?
(a) People are like animals.
(b) People can think.
(c) People believe in the supernatural.
(d) People are restless.
15. Where can a monarch go for advice?
(a) special elections
(b) public opinion polls
(c) only to God
(d) counsel he has appointed for that purpose
Short Answer Questions
1. What is needed to be able to judge what is just or unjust?
2. How does Hobbes classify a person who speaks for himself?
3. What does Hobbes call a third law of nature?
4. What does Hobbes call the blood flow of a commonwealth?
5. What two factors does Hobbes believe control mental discourse?
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