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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. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals
(b) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions
(c) fear of work, being social, and talking too much
(d) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes

2. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?
(a) Some may be stronger or smarter than others.
(b) Some may be better looking than others.
(c) Some may be taller than others.
(d) Some may be born into money.

3. What two systems does Hobbes define within a commonwealth?
(a) private and political
(b) open and closed
(c) democrat and republican
(d) tyranny and ordinary

4. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?
(a) when it does not cost them anything
(b) when they are given other freedoms in return
(c) to seek protection for their lives and those of their family
(d) when they go to prison

5. What can the commonwealth do to check bad behavior of its citizens?
(a) Increase the quality of education.
(b) Put power limits on subjects of the nation.
(c) Provide everything for the subjects.
(d) Put everyone into servitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hobbes' position on mothers and their children?

2. What does Hobbes identify as the two ways one can hold sway over others?

3. What is the term he uses for reasoning with another person?

4. When does Hobbes suggest it is not logical to follow the Golden Rule?

5. What is the first right of a sovereign power?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes suggest is the first priority of a sovereign?

2. What is one advantage Hobbes sees in a monarchy?

3. What does Hobbes believe about judicial interpretation?

4. What does Hobbes conclude about the Scriptures?

5. What does Hobbes say about rights in the natural world?

6. How does Hobbes differentiate between command and counsel?

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

8. How does Hobbes say that a group may be classified as an author?

9. Briefly, what does Hobbes have to say about lawful and unlawful systems?

10. What does Hobbes have to say about sin and crime?

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