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

2. What does Hobbes say ends a discourse?
(a) A person learns the answer to a question or he/she gives up.
(b) A person speaks a different language.
(c) A person grows tired of talking and shuts up.
(d) A person runs out of anything to say.

3. 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.

4. What needs to be given to the shy people?
(a) encouragement to get out and attain what the others have
(b) laws to prevent their abuse
(c) an economic bailout package
(d) large amounts of financial aid

5. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?
(a) People are restless.
(b) People are like animals.
(c) People believe in the supernatural.
(d) People can think.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second right of the sovereign?

2. What is the sovereign's right in legal matters?

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

4. What does Hobbes call a dominion acquired by conquest?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the two ways Hobbes says a commonwealth is created?

4. How does Hobbes define justice?

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

6. In any political situation, what does Hobbes identify as a basic right?

7. What is Hobbes idea of people being created equal?

8. What are the three sovereignties Hobbes defines?

9. Relate Hobbes' examples of a contract or a covenant.

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

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