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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. When many people first get together, what are they called?
(a) A multitude
(b) A mob
(c) A gaggle
(d) A hodge podge

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?
(a) Some may be born into money.
(b) Some may be taller than others.
(c) Some may be better looking than others.
(d) Some may be stronger or smarter than others.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hobbes suggest that people reason?

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

3. What does Hobbes say is needed to protect people from danger?

4. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?

5. Why does Hobbes contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?

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