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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the end result of worshiping?
(a) hole in the knees of trousers
(b) showing superiority
(c) giving someone power
(d) mental exercise
2. What does Hobbes say is the purpose of punishment?
(a) to show who is boss
(b) to keep the criminals off the streets
(c) to prevent people from breaking the law
(d) to have a public entertainment when someone is flogged
3. What is the one exception to a defense of not knowing the law?
(a) ignorance may be applied if everyone has forgotten it
(b) ignorance may be applied if a person cannot read
(c) ignorance may be applied if the law is obscure
(d) ignorance may apply to someone is if he is a foreigner
4. Why is faith so important?
(a) One cannot know if the Scriptures are real.
(b) It is part of the Christian ritual.
(c) It makes it possible to see Jesus.
(d) It identifies a believer.
5. 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
6. What does Hobbes state about knowing the laws of a commonwealth?
(a) no one can know all the laws
(b) ignorance is not a means of protection
(c) common men do not need to know the law
(d) laws that are never enforced cannot be broken
7. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(b) a sin that is done in the darkness
(c) a sin that obeys an unjust law
(d) a sin which is intended whether committed or not
8. In discussing a Christian Commonwealth, what does Hobbes have to say about Holy Scriptures?
(a) They come from the sovereign.
(b) They are not good for making a commonwealth.
(c) They were written on tablets of stone.
(d) They were written by different writers.
9. What is one instance when a crime cannot be punished?
(a) the crime has not been discovered
(b) a perpetrator is incapable of knowing right and wrong
(c) an act is claimed to be by order of the sovereign
(d) an act is committed before there was a law forbidding it
10. How does Hobbes define punishment?
(a) doing away with the death penalty
(b) an evil inflicted when a subject has committed a crime
(c) putting innocent people in prison
(d) not sparing the rod and spoiling the child
11. What does Hobbes refer to by the name of Tartarus?
(a) where non-believers are swallowed into a bottomless pit
(b) where dragons and monsters come from
(c) where the Apostle Paul was born and raised
(d) enemies of God who come from the East
12. How does Hobbes define obedience to the laws?
(a) keeping clear of the officials
(b) not doing anything that can be witnessed
(c) making sure you do not know what the law is
(d) not sinning, as well as being charitable and loving
13. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
(a) to steal to survive if all other means of getting food are used first
(b) to kill a child born with a deformity
(c) to take back something that belonged first to you
(d) to beat a wife who disobeys
14. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?
(a) God wants all people to obey the laws of their nation.
(b) One can see the commonwealth but cannot see God.
(c) Without the commonwealth there is no freedom of religion.
(d) The commonwealth may vote to forbid religion.
15. What practices of the Roman Church does Hobbes take exception to?
(a) Missionary efforts among the heathen
(b) the canonization of saints, the procession of idols and holy images, and the use of wax candles
(c) Calling the worship service a mass
(d) Reading the Bible to the congregations
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hobbes identify as heathen teaching?
2. What roles does Hobbes say are assigned to Jesus Christ?
3. What did the Jews do with the concept of demons they got from the Greeks?
4. What is the punishment of exile?
5. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?
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