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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who cannot perform a miracle?
(a) a devil, angel, or other spirit
(b) an apostle of Christ
(c) a true believer in God
(d) a prophet of God
2. What are the people expected to do?
(a) obey only the laws that make sense to them
(b) abstain from violence, private revenges, robbing, and violating their neighbors
(c) demonstrate agains the sovereign when they do not agree with the laws
(d) make more money for the sovereign so greater shows can be put on
3. What does Hobbes say is granted to Christians who are good citizens of their commonwealth?
(a) great riches on earth
(b) rulership of the earth
(c) freedom from earthly laws
(d) eternal life
4. 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 church
(b) a coven
(c) a civic club
(d) a delegation
5. What does Hobbes call a crime?
(a) a sin that is done in the darkness
(b) a sin which consists of doing what is forbidden by law
(c) a sin that obeys an unjust law
(d) a sin which is intended whether committed or not
6. What was Hobbes' great objection to Aristotle's view of law?
(a) Men should have the freedom to interpret laws and that men govern and not the law.
(b) The law should be inflexible and only be changed by a sovereign.
(c) Interpretation of the law is not open to public forum or discussion.
(d) Law is absolutely necessary for any commonwealth.
7. Who does Hobbes say can never be excommunicated?
(a) a judge
(b) a sovereign
(c) a woman
(d) an ecclesiastical
8. What must punishment focus on?
(a) correction and not revenge
(b) not making the punishment fit the crime
(c) making the subject feel happy
(d) capital and non-capital methods
9. How does Hobbes define punishment?
(a) an evil inflicted when a subject has committed a crime
(b) not sparing the rod and spoiling the child
(c) putting innocent people in prison
(d) doing away with the death penalty
10. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?
(a) People did not understand the process of sight, memory, imagination, and dreams.
(b) People could not explain certain shadows and mysterious lights.
(c) People could not explain natural disasters.
(d) People did not want to take responsibility for their own actions.
11. What is impunity?
(a) punishment by the law
(b) exemption from the law
(c) persecution by the law
(d) inaccurate knowledge of the law
12. What is one instance when a crime cannot be punished?
(a) a perpetrator is incapable of knowing right and wrong
(b) an act is committed before there was a law forbidding it
(c) the crime has not been discovered
(d) an act is claimed to be by order of the sovereign
13. What practices of the Roman Church does Hobbes take exception to?
(a) Reading the Bible to the congregations
(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) Missionary efforts among the heathen
14. What is the punishment of exile?
(a) when a person is discredited and shamed
(b) when a person is put in prison
(c) when a person is banished from the commonwealth
(d) when a person's property is confiscated
15. How does Hobbes suggest the idea of philosophy began to grow?
(a) People wanted to feel self-important.
(b) People even started small schools of philosophical thought.
(c) People had not heard about God.
(d) Philosophy became a part of public school curriculum.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?
2. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
3. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?
4. How does Hobbes say inspiration is used in Scripture?
5. Who is a person who speaks directly to God and is a predictor of the future according to Hobbes?
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