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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobbes identify as heathen teaching?
(a) demons, fairies, phantasms and mistaking consecration for conjuration
(b) accepting on faith what you cannot see or know as a fact
(c) destroying all idols and religious icons
(d) believing in miracles

2. What does Hobbes say is the purpose of punishment?
(a) to show who is boss
(b) to keep the criminals off the streets
(c) to prevent people from breaking the law
(d) to have a public entertainment when someone is flogged

3. Who does Hobbes say began the notion of demons and it spread to many cultures?
(a) the heathens
(b) the Hindus
(c) the Egyptians
(d) the Greeks

4. What does Hobbes identify as security against all evil, sickness, and death?
(a) wealth and prosperity
(b) public welfare
(c) miracles
(d) the joys of eternal life and salvation

5. What was Hobbes' great objection to Aristotle's view of law?
(a) The law should be inflexible and only be changed by a sovereign.
(b) Interpretation of the law is not open to public forum or discussion.
(c) Law is absolutely necessary for any commonwealth.
(d) Men should have the freedom to interpret laws and that men govern and not the law.

6. Who is it that Hobbes says belong to the Kingdom of God?
(a) every person under the sun
(b) only people who are members of the Church of England
(c) those people who believe there is a God
(d) the sovereigns who answer only to God

7. 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?
(a) a coven
(b) a civic club
(c) a delegation
(d) a church

8. Why do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?
(a) Most people will not go to hear a sermon.
(b) God only speaks to one or very few to spread his word.
(c) People cannot always understand the Latin Bible.
(d) It is illegal to teach the word in most places.

9. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?
(a) Some may be too powerful and miraculous to trust.
(b) Some may be prophets only for a short time.
(c) Some may not understand what God wants them to say.
(d) Some people may try to pass themselves off as a prophet for their own gain.

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

11. Why is faith so important?
(a) One cannot know if the Scriptures are real.
(b) It identifies a believer.
(c) It makes it possible to see Jesus.
(d) It is part of the Christian ritual.

12. 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 tablets of stone and natural disasters
(d) by dreams and astrology

13. What did the Israelites eventually want to do with their sovereignty?
(a) give it to a king and take it away from the Judges
(b) learn from the Greeks and Romans
(c) handle it by popular election
(d) divide it into twelve commonwealths

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobbes say is a problem people have of understanding the Kingdom of Darkness?

2. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?

3. Who does Hobbes identify as the Supreme Prophet?

4. Where does the Pope have a right to command according to Hobbes?

5. What does Hobbes identify as a "confederacy of deceivers" who go around poisoning the minds of other people and extinguishing their faith in nature, the gospel, and God?

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