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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?
(a) not doing anything that can be witnessed
(b) making sure you do not know what the law is
(c) not sinning, as well as being charitable and loving
(d) keeping clear of the officials
2. Who is a person who speaks directly to God and is a predictor of the future according to Hobbes?
(a) a vizier
(b) a soothsayer
(c) a visionary
(d) a prophet
3. What does Hobbes caution the English Parliament not to do?
(a) not to copy the doctrines of other nations or of the Greeks and Romans
(b) not to encourage rebellion amont the nobles
(c) not to do away with the monarchy
(d) not to ignore the will of the people
4. What did the Israelites eventually want to do with their sovereignty?
(a) learn from the Greeks and Romans
(b) divide it into twelve commonwealths
(c) give it to a king and take it away from the Judges
(d) handle it by popular election
5. Why, according to Hobbes, is it necessary to believe God is Infinite?
(a) God is a concept and not a person.
(b) God will accept nothing less.
(c) The finite has an end and God does not.
(d) It is the only way to understand who God is.
6. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?
(a) when people had time to sit around and think about things
(b) when people had no gods to worship
(c) when universities began to flourish
(d) when the Greeks began to understand science
7. 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) That would backfire on the people.
(c) The sovereign is not a prophet.
(d) God is not as powerful as the sovereign.
8. Who does Hobbes say began the notion of demons and it spread to many cultures?
(a) the Greeks
(b) the Egyptians
(c) the Hindus
(d) the heathens
9. What causes the people of a nation to become very angry and pass on their anger to their children?
(a) a sovereign who will not go to war
(b) a period of recession
(c) a leader who travels a lot
(d) a leader who is only after power
10. What did the Jews do with the concept of demons they got from the Greeks?
(a) They started the saying that a demon made them do bad things.
(b) They rejected the idea of demons altogether.
(c) They used demons to scare and discipline their children.
(d) They got rid of the good ones and believed that all demons were bad.
11. What is the one exception to a defense of not knowing the law?
(a) ignorance may apply to someone is if he is a foreigner
(b) ignorance may be applied if everyone has forgotten it
(c) ignorance may be applied if the law is obscure
(d) ignorance may be applied if a person cannot read
12. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?
(a) Hearing different ideas about religion
(b) Listening to the sovereign
(c) Being able to read
(d) Belief in Jesus Christ
13. 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) It is illegal to teach the word in most places.
(c) God only speaks to one or very few to spread his word.
(d) People cannot always understand the Latin Bible.
14. How does Hobbes classify the desire for absolute power?
(a) as good for the commonwealth
(b) as a fungus
(c) as an illness
(d) as natural
15. What is the name of a place later called Hell?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hobbes say is a hostile and illegal act by the authority?
2. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
3. What Catholic teaching does Hobbes object to?
4. What is an angel?
5. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?
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