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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How must a counselor speak?
(a) with a lot of repetition so his points sink in
(b) truthfully and concisely without using too many confusing and eloquent words
(c) loudly so he can be heard at the back of the group
(d) angrily so that the group will fear him

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

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

4. How can it be said that each man in a group has a voice?
(a) because they all speak in unison
(b) because their representative shares their same opinions
(c) because they get to speak one by one
(d) because no deaf mute is allowed to participate

5. What does Hobbes identify as the two ways one can hold sway over others?
(a) power and control
(b) money and gifts
(c) charisma and intelligence
(d) counsel and command

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Hobbes say that people attribute the unknown to ghosts, spirits, or other things that can never exist?
(a) They have experienced the supernatural.
(b) They have had experience with seances.
(c) They believe in astrology.
(d) They do not know how to think logically.

11. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?
(a) when there are guidelines
(b) when no one is looking
(c) when the commonwealth is too spread out
(d) when there is no commonwealth

12. What does Hobbes say are the three types of commonwealth?
(a) high, low and mediocre
(b) dictatorships, republics and anarchies
(c) monarchies, democracies and aristocracies
(d) common, formal and independent

13. What is needed to be able to judge what is just or unjust?
(a) judges
(b) contracts
(c) lawyers
(d) statistics

14. How does Hobbes see the commonwealth?
(a) Like a church
(b) Like an army
(c) Like an artificial man
(d) Like a steam engine

15. What two factors does Hobbes believe control mental discourse?
(a) Vocabulary and definitions
(b) Love and hate
(c) Desire and fear
(d) Education and experience

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?

2. What does Hobbes say ends a discourse?

3. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth is born out of human politics?

4. Why do people want to make a covenant and select sovereigns?

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

(see the answer keys)

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