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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. When many people first get together, what are they called?
(a) A multitude
(b) A gaggle
(c) A mob
(d) A hodge podge

2. Which two forms of government need not worry about succession?
(a) neither a democracy nor an aristocracy
(b) neither a monarchy nor an anarchy
(c) neither a republic nor a dictatorship
(d) neither a communist nor an empire

3. What kinds of questions does Hobbes say people have little interest in?
(a) things that involve faith
(b) things that have no known answers
(c) things that have to do with the supernatural
(d) things that have absolute answers like math and science

4. What is an example of Hobbes' unprovable discourse?
(a) which way the wind blows
(b) whether cows talk
(c) if God exists or not
(d) the law of gravity

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of book is LEVIATHAN?

2. Who does Hobbes insist is of the greatest value to a commonwealth?

3. In his comparison of the commonwealth to the body, what does Hobbes identify as the role of the sovereign?

4. Why does Hobbes contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?

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. How does Hobbes identify skepticism in regards to belief?

3. Why does Hobbes say that people fear other people?

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

5. How does Hobbes define justice?

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

7. How does Hobbes differentiate between command and counsel?

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

9. How does Hobbes define the origins of religion?

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

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