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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where can a monarch go for advice?
(a) only to God
(b) public opinion polls
(c) counsel he has appointed for that purpose
(d) special elections

2. Why does Hobbes say that people attribute the unknown to ghosts, spirits, or other things that can never exist?
(a) They believe in astrology.
(b) They have had experience with seances.
(c) They do not know how to think logically.
(d) They have experienced the supernatural.

3. In political systems, what are the two avenues of laws?
(a) One is by revolution, and the other is by civil disobedience.
(b) One is by traditions, and the second is by innovation.
(c) One is their own written laws, the other is laws of the sovereign.
(d) One is by a constitution and the other is by police power.

4. Why does Hobbes say that virtue is comparative?
(a) If virtue is equal then there is no evil.
(b) If all things were equal in all men, nothing would be prized.
(c) If all things were equal, this would be heaven.
(d) If there are no comparisons there are no problems.

5. How does Hobbes classify a person who speaks for himself?
(a) As a diplomat
(b) As an author
(c) As a boaster
(d) As a politician

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the commonwealth need to successfully control the society?

2. How does Hobbes suggest that people reason?

3. How must a counselor speak?

4. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?

5. What example does Hobbes give to support his idea that just banding together is not enough for protection?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hobbes define the origins of religion?

2. How does Hobbes say people reason?

3. What does Hobbes say about justice, gratitude, modesty, equity, and mercy?

4. How does Hobbes illustrate what he calls compound imagination?

5. What does Hobbes say about having an aversion to something people know nothing about?

6. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?

7. How does Hobbes identify skepticism in regards to belief?

8. How does Hobbes extol the idea of the commonwealth?

9. How does Hobbes say a person can increase intellectual virtue?

10. Why does Hobbes insist that the people cannot protest against a sovereign?

(see the answer keys)

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