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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?
(a) the sovreign
(b) the minister
(c) the teacher
(d) the banker

4. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?
(a) People believe in the supernatural.
(b) People can think.
(c) People are restless.
(d) People are like animals.

5. 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.

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

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

8. Where can a monarch go for advice?
(a) only to God
(b) counsel he has appointed for that purpose
(c) public opinion polls
(d) special elections

9. How does Hobbes classify intellectual virtue?
(a) having a high IQ
(b) having insight into spiritual matters
(c) having natural wit or a quick imagination
(d) having natural innocence

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

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

12. What does the commonwealth need to successfully control the society?
(a) the cooperation of neighboring principalities
(b) important welfare programs to help the poor
(c) power over people to administer punishments
(d) ample money to maintain the economy

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

14. What is Hobbes' idea about self-protection in natural law?
(a) With people it is not necessary.
(b) It is not natural to protect oneself, it should be done by the commonwealth.
(c) In nature, every person has the right to protect his own life.
(d) Humans have a right to preemptive strikes.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What two factors does Hobbes believe control mental discourse?

3. How does Hobbes define a monarchy?

4. What type of book is LEVIATHAN?

5. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?

(see the answer keys)

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