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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?
(a) One can see the commonwealth but cannot see God.
(b) Without the commonwealth there is no freedom of religion.
(c) God wants all people to obey the laws of their nation.
(d) The commonwealth may vote to forbid religion.

2. When does Hobbes say there is no crime?
(a) if the sin is not identified as important
(b) if it is not detected, there is no crime
(c) if there is sin but no criminal intent, there is no crime
(d) if there is no civil law, there is no crime

3. What does Hobbes say awaits people who do not believe in Christ or the Kingdom of God?
(a) an eternal death after judgment
(b) reincarnation until they get it right
(c) vanishing into nothing
(d) poverty and hard labor on earth

4. What does Hobbes call a sin?
(a) breaking any one of the Ten Commandments
(b) a moral transgression that everyone knows about
(c) a transgression or a breach of laws that the legislature created
(d) thinking about doing something illegal

5. What does Hobbes call the worship of images?
(a) illegal
(b) idolatry
(c) idiotic
(d) indecent

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

7. 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.

8. What must punishment focus on?
(a) not making the punishment fit the crime
(b) making the subject feel happy
(c) capital and non-capital methods
(d) correction and not revenge

9. 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 delegation
(c) a church
(d) a civic club

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

11. Who is a person who speaks directly to God and is a predictor of the future according to Hobbes?
(a) a vizier
(b) a visionary
(c) a prophet
(d) a soothsayer

12. To what does Hobbes compare the dissolution of a commonwealth?
(a) an intestine disorder
(b) cancer
(c) an attack of the flu
(d) poor hygiene

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What beliefs of the Roman Catholic church does Hobbes add to his list of objections?

2. How does Hobbes say inspiration is used in Scripture?

3. What does Hobbes call a crime?

4. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?

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

(see the answer keys)

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