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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two systems does Hobbes define within a commonwealth?
(a) democrat and republican
(b) tyranny and ordinary
(c) private and political
(d) open and closed

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

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

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

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

6. 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 like animals.
(d) People are restless.

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

8. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes
(b) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals
(c) fear of work, being social, and talking too much
(d) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions

9. How may a commonwealth be formed?
(a) the first is by election and the second is by popularity
(b) the first is by inheritance and the second is by accident
(c) the first is by experience and the second is by heredity
(d) the first is by natural force or acquisition and the second is by mutual agreement.

10. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?
(a) when there is no commonwealth
(b) when the commonwealth is too spread out
(c) when there are guidelines
(d) when no one is looking

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

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

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

14. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?
(a) when there are no other people around
(b) when no one else is following it
(c) during a natural disaster
(d) in times of war

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hobbes say a commonwealth is taken by acquisition?

2. How does Hobbes see the commonwealth?

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

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

5. What does Hobbes call the intention to do wrong or harm another?

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