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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 are examples of Hobbes' involuntary motions?
(a) planning, acting, and rejoicing
(b) thinking, eating, and reading
(c) writing, feeling, and sleeping
(d) breathing, blood flow, and other bodily functions

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

3. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?
(a) the minister
(b) the sovreign
(c) the banker
(d) the teacher

4. How does Hobbes identify political systems?
(a) those which are entirely run by negotiation
(b) those which are granted status by the sovereign
(c) those which are only governed by an assembly
(d) thise which are regulated by majority consensus

5. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?
(a) when the commonwealth is too spread out
(b) when no one is looking
(c) when there are guidelines
(d) when there is no commonwealth

Short Answer Questions

1. Why must people create a covenant or agreement to give power to one person, or small group of people?

2. Why does Hobbes say that people attribute the unknown to ghosts, spirits, or other things that can never exist?

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

4. How does Hobbes describe his compound imagination?

5. How does Hobbes define a monarchy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Hobbes conclude about the Scriptures?

4. How does Hobbes define a church?

5. What power does the sovereign have over the church according to Hobbes?

6. What does Hobbes identify as the Christian Commonwealth?

7. How does Hobbes describe a despotic dominion?

8. In what ways does Hobbes say a person can be punished?

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

10. How does Hobbes define the origins of religion?

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