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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hobbes say a commonwealth is taken by acquisition?
(a) Adjacent territory is annexed by vote.
(b) Money is exchanged for the new territory.
(c) People ask to join a bigger commonwealth.
(d) In fear of death, men surrender to the new commonwealth

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

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

4. Why does Hobbes say that having friends, followers, and servants is the greatest power?
(a) Having these, one does not need anything else.
(b) Having these, one does not need to go to war.
(c) With friends, followers, and servants one does not need to work.
(d) Being liked and respected makes people good managers and motivators.

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

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

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

8. Which two forms of government need not worry about succession?
(a) neither a communist nor an empire
(b) neither a monarchy nor an anarchy
(c) neither a republic nor a dictatorship
(d) neither a democracy nor an aristocracy

9. What is an example of Hobbes' unprovable discourse?
(a) whether cows talk
(b) which way the wind blows
(c) the law of gravity
(d) if God exists or not

10. How does Hobbes classify intellectual virtue?
(a) having natural wit or a quick imagination
(b) having a high IQ
(c) having insight into spiritual matters
(d) having natural innocence

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

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

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

14. What needs to be given to the shy people?
(a) large amounts of financial aid
(b) laws to prevent their abuse
(c) encouragement to get out and attain what the others have
(d) an economic bailout package

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are examples of Hobbes' involuntary motions?

2. When a multitude becomes one group, what must they select?

3. How does Hobbes identify political systems?

4. What example does Hobbes give to support his idea that just banding together is not enough for protection?

5. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?

(see the answer keys)

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