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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a multitude becomes one group, what must they select?
(a) a representative who is trusted by all the group members
(b) a set of rules, regulations, and by-laws
(c) the furniture that is appropriate for a group
(d) an appropriate meeting place large enough to accomodate all

2. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes
(b) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals
(c) fear of work, being social, and talking too much
(d) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions

3. What is a fundamental interest on the part of a counselor?
(a) to hide his motives
(b) to deceive the people
(c) to get his own way
(d) for the good of those that he counsels

4. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth is born out of human politics?
(a) It is established on scientific principles only.
(b) It is established on a basis of faith in God.
(c) It is established on the basis of the good of the soverign.
(d) It is established in obedience, laws, peace, charity and civil society

5. Why does Hobbes contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?
(a) There is divine Right of Kings.
(b) The sovereign is led by God.
(c) The sovereign is exempt from making mistakes.
(d) They entered into the contract to create the sovereign.

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

7. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?
(a) If all things were equal in all men, nothing would be prized.
(b) If there are no comparisons there are no problems.
(c) If all things were equal, this would be heaven.
(d) If virtue is equal then there is no evil.

8. What kinds of questions does Hobbes say people have little interest in?
(a) things that have absolute answers like math and science
(b) things that have no known answers
(c) things that have to do with the supernatural
(d) things that involve faith

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

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

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

12. What does Hobbes call the blood flow of a commonwealth?
(a) military power
(b) religion
(c) money
(d) voting rights

13. How may a commonwealth be formed?
(a) the first is by inheritance and the second is by accident
(b) the first is by natural force or acquisition and the second is by mutual agreement.
(c) the first is by experience and the second is by heredity
(d) the first is by election and the second is by popularity

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a man do when speaking to a group?

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

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

4. Why does law need interpretation?

5. What does Hobbes call reasoning with oneself?

(see the answer keys)

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