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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what is it required to pay a certain price God is willing to accept?
(a) sovereignty
(b) redemption
(c) peaceful life
(d) unlimited abundance

2. Why do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?
(a) People cannot always understand the Latin Bible.
(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) Most people will not go to hear a sermon.

3. 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

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

5. What are the people expected to do?
(a) make more money for the sovereign so greater shows can be put on
(b) abstain from violence, private revenges, robbing, and violating their neighbors
(c) obey only the laws that make sense to them
(d) demonstrate agains the sovereign when they do not agree with the laws

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

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

8. Who has responsibility for seeing that others are educated in the law?
(a) nurses and lawyers
(b) clergimen and philosophers
(c) the assembly or the multitude
(d) parents and the universities

9. What, according to Hobbes, is the first priority of the sovereign?
(a) to ensure the safety of the people
(b) to demand respect
(c) to build spnendid palaces
(d) to become known by other sovereigns

10. What does Hobbes mean by anything spoken by God and those concerning Him and his government?
(a) the Golden Rule
(b) the Prophets
(c) the Ten Commandments
(d) the Word of God

11. Who are the subjects in the Kingdom of God?
(a) all people preselected for membership
(b) only angels and heavenly choirs
(c) all men who have made a pact with him to be part of his Kingdom
(d) everyone all over the world

12. 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 have the power and charisma to move people in the wrong direction.
(c) They are entertainers who only want to put on a show.
(d) They know nothing about the workings of government.

13. How does Hobbes say people can poison others and thus promote the dissolution of the commonwealth?
(a) wit arsenic
(b) with bad doctrines
(c) with religion
(d) with tainted drinking water

14. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
(a) to kill a child born with a deformity
(b) to beat a wife who disobeys
(c) to take back something that belonged first to you
(d) to steal to survive if all other means of getting food are used first

15. What is an angel?
(a) an hallucination
(b) a messenger of God
(c) a dragon
(d) a winged horse

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?

2. Why must a sovereign publish and instruct people about his laws?

3. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?

4. According to Hobbes, how does God declare His laws?

5. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?

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