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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Hobbes define punishment?
(a) not sparing the rod and spoiling the child
(b) doing away with the death penalty
(c) an evil inflicted when a subject has committed a crime
(d) putting innocent people in prison
2. How does Hobbes classify the teaching of Greek and Roman philosophers?
(a) as the basis for understanding the bible
(b) as revolutionary ways of looking at God more clearly
(c) as the most improtant innovation in ancient education
(d) as faulty logic and false commentaries such as that of Aristotle and Cicero
3. What practices of the Roman Church does Hobbes take exception to?
(a) Calling the worship service a mass
(b) the canonization of saints, the procession of idols and holy images, and the use of wax candles
(c) Missionary efforts among the heathen
(d) Reading the Bible to the congregations
4. Who is a person who speaks directly to God and is a predictor of the future according to Hobbes?
(a) a visionary
(b) a soothsayer
(c) a prophet
(d) a vizier
5. What does Hobbes call a sin?
(a) a transgression or a breach of laws that the legislature created
(b) breaking any one of the Ten Commandments
(c) thinking about doing something illegal
(d) a moral transgression that everyone knows about
6. How does Hobbes classify the desire for absolute power?
(a) as a fungus
(b) as an illness
(c) as good for the commonwealth
(d) as natural
7. What is the punishment of exile?
(a) when a person is put in prison
(b) when a person's property is confiscated
(c) when a person is discredited and shamed
(d) when a person is banished from the commonwealth
8. What does Hobbes say the Scripture says regarding demons?
(a) It is left to the individual to decide whether or not demons are real.
(b) Demons cannot lift anything solid.
(c) Demons are as visible as angels.
(d) Demons can only be driven out by exorcisms.
9. What does Hobbes identify as a "confederacy of deceivers" who go around poisoning the minds of other people and extinguishing their faith in nature, the gospel, and God?
(a) the life after death
(b) the house of wax
(c) the time before fire
(d) the Kingdom of Darkness
10. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?
(a) One can see the commonwealth but cannot see God.
(b) The commonwealth may vote to forbid religion.
(c) Without the commonwealth there is no freedom of religion.
(d) God wants all people to obey the laws of their nation.
11. What are some Biblical books Hobbes says are written about certain people and not written by them?
(a) Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel
(b) Exra, Nehemiah, I Peter
(c) James, Jude, and Song of Solomon
(d) Amos, Obadiah, and I John
12. To what does Hobbes compare the dissolution of a commonwealth?
(b) poor hygiene
(c) an intestine disorder
(d) an attack of the flu
13. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?
(a) keeping clear of the officials
(b) not sinning, as well as being charitable and loving
(c) not doing anything that can be witnessed
(d) making sure you do not know what the law is
14. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?
(a) People could not explain natural disasters.
(b) People did not understand the process of sight, memory, imagination, and dreams.
(c) People could not explain certain shadows and mysterious lights.
(d) People did not want to take responsibility for their own actions.
15. How does Hobbes say inspiration is used in Scripture?
(a) as a metaphor
(b) as a ruse
(c) as an excuse
(d) as a fiction
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?
2. What does Hobbes say is the basis for a Christian Commonwealth?
3. Where does the Pope have a right to command according to Hobbes?
4. Who does Hobbes identify as the Supreme Prophet?
5. Why must a sovereign publish and instruct people about his laws?
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