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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is one instance when a crime cannot be punished?
(a) an act is claimed to be by order of the sovereign
(b) the crime has not been discovered
(c) a perpetrator is incapable of knowing right and wrong
(d) an act is committed before there was a law forbidding it
2. What does Hobbes identify as security against all evil, sickness, and death?
(b) wealth and prosperity
(c) the joys of eternal life and salvation
(d) public welfare
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 do away with the monarchy
(c) not to ignore the will of the people
(d) not to encourage rebellion amont the nobles
4. Who does Hobbes identify as ecclesiasticals?
(a) mystics from the East
(b) the original twelve apostles
(c) those who are ordained to speak of the word of God.
(d) those opposed to the Christian Commonwealth
5. 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
6. How does Hobbes classify the desire for absolute power?
(a) as a fungus
(b) as natural
(c) as an illness
(d) as good for the commonwealth
7. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin that obeys an unjust law
(b) a sin which is intended whether committed or not
(c) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(d) a sin that is done in the darkness
8. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?
(a) God wants all people to obey the laws of their nation.
(b) The commonwealth may vote to forbid religion.
(c) Without the commonwealth there is no freedom of religion.
(d) One can see the commonwealth but cannot see God.
9. Unless an ecclesiastical is also a king, what can he not do?
(a) work miracles
(b) lead a church
(c) teach the Bible
(d) order obedience
10. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
(a) to take back something that belonged first to you
(b) to beat a wife who disobeys
(c) to steal to survive if all other means of getting food are used first
(d) to kill a child born with a deformity
11. What is impunity?
(a) persecution by the law
(b) inaccurate knowledge of the law
(c) exemption from the law
(d) punishment by the law
12. What beliefs of the Roman Catholic church does Hobbes add to his list of objections?
(a) Bible reading, children's classes, and regular worship
(b) exorcism, ghosts, purgatory and fictitious miracles
(c) preaching, missionary work, and evangelism
(d) living ones religion, taking communion, and singing
13. What is the name of a place later called Hell?
14. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?
(a) They know nothing about the workings of government.
(b) They are entertainers who only want to put on a show.
(c) They have the power and charisma to move people in the wrong direction.
(d) The people will love them more than the sovereign.
15. According to Hobbes, how does God declare His laws?
(a) by dreams and astrology
(b) by tablets of stone and natural disasters
(c) by loud voices from the skys
(d) by natural reason, revelation, and prophecy
Short Answer Questions
1. What must punishment focus on?
2. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?
3. What does Hobbes say is the purpose of punishment?
4. What is the punishment of exile?
5. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?
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