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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobbes call a dominion acquired by conquest?
(a) Despotical
(b) Impoversihed
(c) Natural
(d) Democratic

2. What is the term he uses for reasoning with another person?
(a) Signifying
(b) disconcerting
(c) Arguing
(d) Stygmatizing

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

4. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?
(a) They are useful.
(b) They cost too much.
(c) They are never understood.
(d) They are improper.

5. Why must people create a covenant or agreement to give power to one person, or small group of people?
(a) Too many cooks spoil the broth.
(b) It is not possible to assemble all the people all the time.
(c) Some think too highly of themselves or blow things out of proportion.
(d) That is the natural way of doing things.

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

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

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

9. Where does Hobbes insist people go when they disagree?
(a) To a priest
(b) To a judge
(c) To the boxing ring
(d) To a teacher

10. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?
(a) diplomacy
(b) surrender
(c) war
(d) hiding

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

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

13. What does Hobbes define as moral virtues?
(a) sharing, educating, explaining, and contributing
(b) justice, gratitude, modesty, equity, and mercy
(c) conforming, working, learning, and manufacturing
(d) fearing, obeying, ordering, and supplanting

14. What does Hobbes call reasoning with oneself?
(a) Foolish
(b) Marking
(c) Insanity
(d) Impossible

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?

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

3. To be sure one has found reason, what is necessary?

4. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?

5. How does Hobbes classify intellectual virtue?

(see the answer keys)

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