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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the punishment of exile?
(a) when a person is banished from the commonwealth
(b) when a person is discredited and shamed
(c) when a person's property is confiscated
(d) when a person is put in prison

2. Why do God's miracles never go against the sovereign?
(a) It is not God's will to make people revolt against the leader of the nation.
(b) The sovereign is not a prophet.
(c) That would backfire on the people.
(d) God is not as powerful as the sovereign.

3. 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 otherwise people are in danger of being unjustly arrested
(d) because the people will then know how intelligent he is

4. What practices of the Roman Church does Hobbes take exception to?
(a) Calling the worship service a mass
(b) the canonization of saints, the procession of idols and holy images, and the use of wax candles
(c) Reading the Bible to the congregations
(d) Missionary efforts among the heathen

5. What beliefs of the Roman Catholic church does Hobbes add to his list of objections?
(a) living ones religion, taking communion, and singing
(b) Bible reading, children's classes, and regular worship
(c) exorcism, ghosts, purgatory and fictitious miracles
(d) preaching, missionary work, and evangelism

6. What are some Biblical books Hobbes says are written about certain people and not written by them?
(a) James, Jude, and Song of Solomon
(b) Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel
(c) Exra, Nehemiah, I Peter
(d) Amos, Obadiah, and I John

7. What causes the people of a nation to become very angry and pass on their anger to their children?
(a) a leader who is only after power
(b) a leader who travels a lot
(c) a sovereign who will not go to war
(d) a period of recession

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

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

10. According to Hobbes, how does God declare His laws?
(a) by loud voices from the skys
(b) by natural reason, revelation, and prophecy
(c) by dreams and astrology
(d) by tablets of stone and natural disasters

11. What does Hobbes say the goal of the Bible is?
(a) teaching about God and the coming of the Son and the Holy Spirit
(b) providing good literature for people to read
(c) giving the only moral code available to mankind
(d) giving a blueprint for establishing a commonwealth

12. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?
(a) Belief in Jesus Christ
(b) Listening to the sovereign
(c) Hearing different ideas about religion
(d) Being able to read

13. What must punishment focus on?
(a) not making the punishment fit the crime
(b) making the subject feel happy
(c) capital and non-capital methods
(d) correction and not revenge

14. In discussing a Christian Commonwealth, what does Hobbes have to say about Holy Scriptures?
(a) They are not good for making a commonwealth.
(b) They were written by different writers.
(c) They come from the sovereign.
(d) They were written on tablets of stone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Hobbes' great objection to Aristotle's view of law?

2. What does Hobbes say only God knows?

3. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?

4. What, according to Hobbes, is the first priority of the sovereign?

5. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?

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