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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Hobbes say the multitude cannot protest against the sovereign?
(a) They voluntarily entered into the covenant.
(b) They have no voice.
(c) They will destroy the commonwealth.
(d) They will be beheaded.

3. How does Hobbes describe his compound imagination?
(a) Like seeing a dog and a cat and imagining a kangaroo
(b) Like seeing a man and a horse and imagining a centaur
(c) Like seeing a carriage and a house and imagining a train
(d) Like seeing an appl and an orange and imagining a melon

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

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

6. What example does Hobbes give to support his idea that just banding together is not enough for protection?
(a) A hundred rabbits can scare a hunter.
(b) A flock of birds cannot defeat the cat.
(c) Two families joined are not powerful enough to combat three families.
(d) Twenty sheep cannot fight off a pack of wolves.

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

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

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

10. 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) Increase the quality of education.
(d) Put everyone into servitude.

11. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?
(a) when something is transferred or traded for future payment
(b) when money changes hands
(c) when any promise is made
(d) when something is sold or traded

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

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

14. Why does Hobbes say it is natural for the mother to have dominion over children?
(a) They are naturals at discipline.
(b) It is not always known who the father is.
(c) They need children in case the husband dies.
(d) They have dominion over nothing else.

15. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?
(a) to work or play
(b) to talk or be quiet
(c) to live in misery or happiness
(d) to live or die

Short Answer Questions

1. How must a counselor speak?

2. What kinds of questions does Hobbes say people have little interest in?

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

4. What is the second right of the sovereign?

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

(see the answer keys)

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