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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Hobbes classify the person or group of people who have someone speak for them?
(a) As dummies
(b) As uneducated
(c) As helpless
(d) As actors

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

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

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

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

7. Why do people want to make a covenant and select sovereigns?
(a) to be like the other commonweaths around them
(b) to allow for orderly disagreement
(c) to rid themselves of political uneasiness
(d) to prevent having to relinquish freedoms

8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?
(a) when they are given other freedoms in return
(b) when they go to prison
(c) when it does not cost them anything
(d) to seek protection for their lives and those of their family

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hobbes suggest that people reason?

2. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?

3. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?

4. What does Hobbes call the blood flow of a commonwealth?

5. What type of book is LEVIATHAN?

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