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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 that having friends, followers, and servants is the greatest power?
(a) With friends, followers, and servants one does not need to work.
(b) Having these, one does not need to go to war.
(c) Having these, one does not need anything else.
(d) Being liked and respected makes people good managers and motivators.

2. What does Hobbes call the intention to do wrong or harm another?
(a) a bad idea
(b) injustice before the action is carried out
(c) absence of forethought
(d) nothing illegal

3. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth is born out of human politics?
(a) It is established on a basis of faith in God.
(b) It is established on scientific principles only.
(c) It is established in obedience, laws, peace, charity and civil society
(d) It is established on the basis of the good of the soverign.

4. How does Hobbes define a monarchy?
(a) In a monarchy, only the nobles hold power.
(b) In a monarchy, the assembly holds power.
(c) In a monarchy, all the people hold power.
(d) In a monarchy, only one man has power.

5. How does Hobbes classify a person who speaks for himself?
(a) As a diplomat
(b) As a politician
(c) As a boaster
(d) As an author

Short Answer Questions

1. How may a commonwealth be formed?

2. How must a counselor speak?

3. Why does Hobbes say the multitude cannot protest against the sovereign?

4. Which two forms of government need not worry about succession?

5. What does Hobbes say about controlling thoughts?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes believe about judicial interpretation?

2. How does Hobbes define the origins of religion?

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

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

5. In any political situation, what does Hobbes identify as a basic right?

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

7. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?

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

9. What is Hobbes' definition of author?

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

(see the answer keys)

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