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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 the two ways one can hold sway over others?
(a) power and control
(b) money and gifts
(c) charisma and intelligence
(d) counsel and command

2. Why does law need interpretation?
(a) in order to make sure it is not understood
(b) in order to change its meanings
(c) in order to confuse the public
(d) in order to apply it to distinct situations

3. Why can passion for power be dangerous?
(a) People can be deceived.
(b) People can be electrocuted.
(c) People cannot achieve it.
(d) People can use evil means to get power.

4. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?
(a) to live or die
(b) to talk or be quiet
(c) to live in misery or happiness
(d) to work or play

5. What does Hobbes say people are either born with or develop?
(a) personalities and names
(b) appetites and aversions
(c) hair and fingernails
(d) fingers and toes

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth is born out of human politics?

2. How does Hobbes define injustice of an action?

3. How does Hobbes classify a person who speaks for himself?

4. What is Hobbes' only conditionality regarding all people being created equal?

5. What seems to be a contradiction in Hobbes' attitude toward protest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give Hobbes' idea about how much a country needs individuals.

2. In what way does Hobbes warn against errors in logic or speech?

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

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

5. Describe briefly Hobbes' contract of a commonwealth.

6. How does Hobbes define justice?

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

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

9. How does Hobbes differentiate between command and counsel?

10. What does Hobbes believe about judicial interpretation?

(see the answer keys)

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