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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What example does Hobbes give as a meaningless combination of words?
(a) holy war
(b) easy labor
(c) round square
(d) gentle giant

2. What is the sovereign's right in legal matters?
(a) the right to judge all controversies between his people
(b) the right to deny legal process to anyone he shooces
(c) the right to make decisions basked on his mood
(d) the right to confiscate property when two or more subjects cannot get along

3. What does Hobbes call the intention to do wrong or harm another?
(a) absence of forethought
(b) injustice before the action is carried out
(c) nothing illegal
(d) a bad idea

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

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

6. What does Hobbes call a third law of nature?
(a) the inevitability of death
(b) habitation
(c) justice
(d) security

7. To what does Hobbes say people attribute that which is unknown?
(a) to ghosts and spirits
(b) to God and religion
(c) to scientific researsh
(d) to imagination

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

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

10. 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

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

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

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

14. What is the sovereign power, whether it is an individual or an assembly?
(a) the courts
(b) the senate
(c) the representative of the commonwealth
(d) a king and his court

15. What type of book is LEVIATHAN?
(a) A book about large fish
(b) A science fiction book
(c) A book about comparative religion
(d) A book of political philosophy

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens in an assembly that cannot happen with a monarch?

2. What is the first right of a sovereign power?

3. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?

4. How does Hobbes classify a person who speaks for himself?

5. What seems to be a contradiction in Hobbes' attitude toward protest?

(see the answer keys)

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