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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 the multitude cannot protest against the sovereign?
(a) They will be beheaded.
(b) They have no voice.
(c) They will destroy the commonwealth.
(d) They voluntarily entered into the covenant.

2. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?
(a) war
(b) surrender
(c) diplomacy
(d) hiding

3. 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.

4. Why does Hobbes say it is natural for the mother to have dominion over children?
(a) It is not always known who the father is.
(b) They are naturals at discipline.
(c) They have dominion over nothing else.
(d) They need children in case the husband dies.

5. What does Hobbes call a dominion acquired by conquest?
(a) Impoversihed
(b) Despotical
(c) Natural
(d) Democratic

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobbes say a person is doing when he stops defending himself?

2. Why does law need interpretation?

3. What example does Hobbes give as a meaningless combination of words?

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

5. What does Hobbes say are the three types of commonwealth?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the three sovereignties Hobbes defines?

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

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

6. How does Hobbes say competition comes into human relations?

7. How does Hobbes define justice?

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

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

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

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