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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobbes say is the first of four causes of spiritual darkness?
(a) not wanting to know bad news
(b) corrupt ecclesiatics
(c) accepting false teaching without question
(d) not knowing or studying the scriptures correctly

2. What roles does Hobbes say are assigned to Jesus Christ?
(a) a messenger for something greater to come
(b) a carpenter, a sheppherd, and a speaker
(c) a redeemer, a teacher, and eternal king
(d) a prophet, a physician, and a general

3. To what does Hobbes compare the dissolution of a commonwealth?
(a) poor hygiene
(b) an attack of the flu
(c) an intestine disorder
(d) cancer

4. What are the ways in which, according to Hobbes, people can worship God?
(a) building great churches in the commonwealth
(b) through prayer, giving thanks, sacrifices and oblations
(c) self flagilations and mortifications
(d) animal sacrifices and giving of tithes

5. Why, according to Hobbes, is it necessary to believe God is Infinite?
(a) God is a concept and not a person.
(b) The finite has an end and God does not.
(c) It is the only way to understand who God is.
(d) God will accept nothing less.

6. What does Hobbes say is the basis for a Christian Commonwealth?
(a) the principles of Christian politics
(b) mandatory Bible reading in school
(c) eliminating all who do not believe in Christ
(d) putting priests and bishops in charge of government

7. How does it become difficult to be obedient to both God and sovereign?
(a) if the sovereign has no right to rule
(b) if there is a corrupt leader interested in his own private gains
(c) if the sovereign gives everyting away
(d) if the sovereign is not a Christian

8. What does Hobbes say is granted to Christians who are good citizens of their commonwealth?
(a) great riches on earth
(b) eternal life
(c) freedom from earthly laws
(d) rulership of the earth

9. Who does Hobbes identify as the Supreme Prophet?
(a) Ezekiel
(b) Moses
(c) Isaiah
(d) Endora

10. What is the one exception to a defense of not knowing the law?
(a) ignorance may be applied if everyone has forgotten it
(b) ignorance may be applied if the law is obscure
(c) ignorance may apply to someone is if he is a foreigner
(d) ignorance may be applied if a person cannot read

11. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?
(a) when the Greeks began to understand science
(b) when people had no gods to worship
(c) when people had time to sit around and think about things
(d) when universities began to flourish

12. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin that is done in the darkness
(b) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(c) a sin that obeys an unjust law
(d) a sin which is intended whether committed or not

13. How does Hobbes define punishment?
(a) not sparing the rod and spoiling the child
(b) doing away with the death penalty
(c) an evil inflicted when a subject has committed a crime
(d) putting innocent people in prison

14. Why must a sovereign publish and instruct people about his laws?
(a) because he had nothing better to do with his time
(b) because he can confuse the people otherwise
(c) because the people will then know how intelligent he is
(d) because otherwise people are in danger of being unjustly arrested

15. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?
(a) might makes right
(b) an act of hostility
(c) a vigilante form of government
(d) necessary punishment

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of excommunication?

2. Who does Hobbes identify as ecclesiasticals?

3. What does Hobbes call an assembly of people who gather together to hear a priest or pastor speak to them about the word of God?

4. What two things does Hobbes say are necessary to be received into the Kingdom of God?

5. Why do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?

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