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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What, according to Hobbes, is the first priority of the sovereign?
(a) to become known by other sovereigns
(b) to build spnendid palaces
(c) to ensure the safety of the people
(d) to demand respect
2. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?
(a) an act of hostility
(b) might makes right
(c) necessary punishment
(d) a vigilante form of government
3. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(b) a sin which is intended whether committed or not
(c) a sin that obeys an unjust law
(d) a sin that is done in the darkness
4. What are some ways Hobbes describes the Spirit of God?
(a) a power so strong it moves mountains
(b) a white light seen at the end of a tunnel
(c) a strange sensation that causes one to speak in other languages
(d) the wind or a breath and sometimes it is a deep understanding and wisdom
5. When does Hobbes say there is no crime?
(a) if there is sin but no criminal intent, there is no crime
(b) if it is not detected, there is no crime
(c) if the sin is not identified as important
(d) if there is no civil law, there is no crime
6. What does Hobbes say is a problem people have of understanding the Kingdom of Darkness?
(a) to speak about it is to die
(b) the misinterpretation of it in the Scripture
(c) there is no information about it
(d) no one talks about it
7. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?
(a) The people will love them more than the sovereign.
(b) They know nothing about the workings of government.
(c) They have the power and charisma to move people in the wrong direction.
(d) They are entertainers who only want to put on a show.
8. 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) handle it by popular election
(d) give it to a king and take it away from the Judges
9. What is the meaning of excommunication?
(a) becoming disassociated from other Christians
(b) forgetting how to communicate
(c) walking instead of riding
(d) talking with a former spouse
10. What is the name of a place later called Hell?
11. Why do God's miracles never go against the sovereign?
(a) The sovereign is not a prophet.
(b) It is not God's will to make people revolt against the leader of the nation.
(c) That would backfire on the people.
(d) God is not as powerful as the sovereign.
12. 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 leader who is only after power
(c) a leader who travels a lot
(d) a period of recession
13. What does Hobbes say is the first of four causes of spiritual darkness?
(a) not wanting to know bad news
(b) corrupt ecclesiatics
(c) not knowing or studying the scriptures correctly
(d) accepting false teaching without question
14. Where does the Pope have a right to command according to Hobbes?
(a) all over the world
(b) in his own territories where he is the sovereign
(c) on the throne in the Vatican
(d) when the sovereign abdicates
15. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?
(a) making sure you do not know what the law is
(b) not sinning, as well as being charitable and loving
(c) keeping clear of the officials
(d) not doing anything that can be witnessed
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Hobbes classify the teaching of Greek and Roman philosophers?
2. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?
3. What does Hobbes say the Scripture says regarding demons?
4. What does Hobbes say awaits people who do not believe in Christ or the Kingdom of God?
5. How does it become difficult to be obedient to both God and sovereign?
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