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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?
(a) People could not explain natural disasters.
(b) People could not explain certain shadows and mysterious lights.
(c) People did not want to take responsibility for their own actions.
(d) People did not understand the process of sight, memory, imagination, and dreams.

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

4. What does Hobbes say is the first of four causes of spiritual darkness?
(a) corrupt ecclesiatics
(b) not knowing or studying the scriptures correctly
(c) accepting false teaching without question
(d) not wanting to know bad news

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

6. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?
(a) Hearing different ideas about religion
(b) Belief in Jesus Christ
(c) Listening to the sovereign
(d) Being able to read

7. Why do God's miracles never go against the sovereign?
(a) The sovereign is not a prophet.
(b) God is not as powerful as the sovereign.
(c) It is not God's will to make people revolt against the leader of the nation.
(d) That would backfire on the people.

8. Who does Hobbes identify as ecclesiasticals?
(a) those opposed to the Christian Commonwealth
(b) those who are ordained to speak of the word of God.
(c) the original twelve apostles
(d) mystics from the East

9. Why, according to Hobbes, is it necessary to believe God is Infinite?
(a) God will accept nothing less.
(b) It is the only way to understand who God is.
(c) God is a concept and not a person.
(d) The finite has an end and God does not.

10. Who is it that Hobbes says belong to the Kingdom of God?
(a) those people who believe there is a God
(b) the sovereigns who answer only to God
(c) every person under the sun
(d) only people who are members of the Church of England

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

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

13. What does Hobbes say the goal of the Bible is?
(a) giving a blueprint for establishing a commonwealth
(b) teaching about God and the coming of the Son and the Holy Spirit
(c) giving the only moral code available to mankind
(d) providing good literature for people to read

14. What does Hobbes say is a problem people have of understanding the Kingdom of Darkness?
(a) to speak about it is to die
(b) there is no information about it
(c) no one talks about it
(d) the misinterpretation of it in the Scripture

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Israelites eventually want to do with their sovereignty?

2. What does Hobbes say is granted to Christians who are good citizens of their commonwealth?

3. What does Hobbes describe as an external sign of God's special workings on their hearts so that afterwards they teach the Word of God?

4. How does Hobbes classify the desire for absolute power?

5. What must punishment focus on?

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