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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where can a monarch go for advice?
(a) special elections
(b) only to God
(c) counsel he has appointed for that purpose
(d) public opinion polls

2. Why can passion for power be dangerous?
(a) People can be deceived.
(b) People can use evil means to get power.
(c) People cannot achieve it.
(d) People can be electrocuted.

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

4. 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 communist nor an empire
(d) neither a democracy nor an aristocracy

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

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

7. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?
(a) when there are no other people around
(b) when no one else is following it
(c) during a natural disaster
(d) in times of war

8. What does Hobbes say ends a discourse?
(a) A person speaks a different language.
(b) A person grows tired of talking and shuts up.
(c) A person runs out of anything to say.
(d) A person learns the answer to a question or he/she gives up.

9. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?
(a) the sovreign
(b) the minister
(c) the teacher
(d) the banker

10. What seems to be a contradiction in Hobbes' attitude toward protest?
(a) People are legally able to protest a political system, but not against the sovereign.
(b) People can protest but they cannot organize.
(c) People can legally protest but they can only do it openly.
(d) People cannot protest but they can camgaign for change.

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

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

13. What are some of his voluntary motions?
(a) internals like digesting and breathing
(b) functions like pulse and respiration
(c) activities like hearing and seeing
(d) feelings like desire, appetite, love and hate

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can the commonwealth do to check bad behavior of its citizens?

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

3. In his comparison of the commonwealth to the body, what does Hobbes identify as the role of the sovereign?

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

5. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?

(see the answer keys)

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