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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Hobbes identify as ecclesiasticals?
(a) mystics from the East
(b) those who are ordained to speak of the word of God.
(c) those opposed to the Christian Commonwealth
(d) the original twelve apostles
2. Who must speak of the same God in which all Christians believe?
(b) any soverign
3. What does Hobbes say is the purpose of punishment?
(a) to have a public entertainment when someone is flogged
(b) to prevent people from breaking the law
(c) to show who is boss
(d) to keep the criminals off the streets
4. What is the punishment of exile?
(a) when a person is discredited and shamed
(b) when a person's property is confiscated
(c) when a person is banished from the commonwealth
(d) when a person is put in prison
5. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?
(a) Some may not understand what God wants them to say.
(b) Some people may try to pass themselves off as a prophet for their own gain.
(c) Some may be prophets only for a short time.
(d) Some may be too powerful and miraculous to trust.
6. What example does Hobbes give as a crime that is not a crime?
(a) to take back something that belonged first to you
(b) to beat a wife who disobeys
(c) to kill a child born with a deformity
(d) to steal to survive if all other means of getting food are used first
7. Where does the Pope have a right to command according to Hobbes?
(a) all over the world
(b) in his own territories where he is the sovereign
(c) on the throne in the Vatican
(d) when the sovereign abdicates
8. How does Hobbes say people can poison others and thus promote the dissolution of the commonwealth?
(a) with tainted drinking water
(b) with religion
(c) wit arsenic
(d) with bad doctrines
9. Why do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?
(a) Most people will not go to hear a sermon.
(b) People cannot always understand the Latin Bible.
(c) God only speaks to one or very few to spread his word.
(d) It is illegal to teach the word in most places.
10. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?
(a) The people will love them more than the sovereign.
(b) They have the power and charisma to move people in the wrong direction.
(c) They are entertainers who only want to put on a show.
(d) They know nothing about the workings of government.
11. Who are the subjects in the Kingdom of God?
(a) all men who have made a pact with him to be part of his Kingdom
(b) everyone all over the world
(c) only angels and heavenly choirs
(d) all people preselected for membership
12. Who does Hobbes identify as the Supreme Prophet?
13. What does Hobbes call an evil inflicted on a person who has usurped or forged his or her power?
(a) an act of hostility
(b) a vigilante form of government
(c) necessary punishment
(d) might makes right
14. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?
(a) People did not want to take responsibility for their own actions.
(b) People could not explain certain shadows and mysterious lights.
(c) People could not explain natural disasters.
(d) People did not understand the process of sight, memory, imagination, and dreams.
15. For what is it required to pay a certain price God is willing to accept?
(b) unlimited abundance
(c) peaceful life
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Hobbes say began the notion of demons and it spread to many cultures?
2. What are the ways in which, according to Hobbes, people can worship God?
3. Who cannot perform a miracle?
4. What does Hobbes call a sin?
5. What causes the people of a nation to become very angry and pass on their anger to their children?
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