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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. How does Hobbes define a pact or covenant?
(a) when any promise is made
(b) when something is sold or traded
(c) when money changes hands
(d) when something is transferred or traded for future payment

2. What does Hobbes say a person is doing when he stops defending himself?
(a) doing the right thing
(b) depending on the commonwealth
(c) practicing the Golden Rule
(d) surrendering his life and his possessions

3. What, left uncontrolled, does Hobbes say can lead to misery and unhappiness?
(a) hunger, alcohol, and hedonism
(b) personality, education, and drive
(c) competition, harmful shyness, and vain glory
(d) pride, sloth, and gluttany

4. What is Hobbes' idea about ownership of commodities in a commonwealth?
(a) Only native commodities belong to the sovereign.
(b) People own what they work for.
(c) Nobody owns commodities in a commonwealth.
(d) All commodities naturally belong to the sovereign.

5. How does Hobbes say a commonwealth is taken by acquisition?
(a) People ask to join a bigger commonwealth.
(b) In fear of death, men surrender to the new commonwealth
(c) Adjacent territory is annexed by vote.
(d) Money is exchanged for the new territory.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hobbes identify political systems?

2. What does Hobbes define as moral virtues?

3. What does Hobbes say about controlling thoughts?

4. What is Hobbes' idea about self-protection in natural law?

5. What does Hobbes say people are either born with or develop?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Hobbes describe a despotic dominion?

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

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

6. What is Hobbes' view of money?

7. Describe briefly Hobbes' contract of a commonwealth.

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

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

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

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