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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is an example of Hobbes' unprovable discourse?
(a) the law of gravity
(b) if God exists or not
(c) which way the wind blows
(d) whether cows talk

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

5. To be sure one has found reason, what is necessary?
(a) It must stand the test of time.
(b) The soverign must be consulted.
(c) All affirmations and negations must be considered.
(d) The negations must be discarded.

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

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

8. What is the term he uses for reasoning with another person?
(a) Signifying
(b) Arguing
(c) Stygmatizing
(d) disconcerting

9. Why does law need interpretation?
(a) in order to confuse the public
(b) in order to make sure it is not understood
(c) in order to apply it to distinct situations
(d) in order to change its meanings

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

11. How does Hobbes define injustice of an action?
(a) a lawsuit
(b) accidents
(c) premeditation
(d) injury

12. To what does Hobbes say people attribute that which is unknown?
(a) to imagination
(b) to ghosts and spirits
(c) to scientific researsh
(d) to God and religion

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

14. In his comparison of the commonwealth to the body, what does Hobbes identify as the role of the sovereign?
(a) the head of the commonwealth, which is the mind
(b) the father of the commonwealth, which is his responsibility
(c) the soul of the commonwealth, which is the body
(d) the spine of the commonwealth, which keeps it erect

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?

3. What does Hobbes call a dominion acquired by conquest?

4. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?

5. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?

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