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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 contend that no sovereign can do wrong to anyone under his authority?
(a) There is divine Right of Kings.
(b) They entered into the contract to create the sovereign.
(c) The sovereign is led by God.
(d) The sovereign is exempt from making mistakes.

2. What does Hobbes call reasoning with oneself?
(a) Foolish
(b) Marking
(c) Impossible
(d) Insanity

3. To be sure one has found reason, what is necessary?
(a) The negations must be discarded.
(b) It must stand the test of time.
(c) All affirmations and negations must be considered.
(d) The soverign must be consulted.

4. What does Hobbes say is needed to protect people from danger?
(a) strong churches
(b) a choice of weapons
(c) civil laws
(d) a strong militia

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How may a commonwealth be formed?

2. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?

3. Why does Hobbes say that people are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity?

4. When is there nothing illegal or unjust in any action done by anyone?

5. What do counsels for the aristocracy generally do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hobbes describe a despotic dominion?

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

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

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

5. What are the three sovereignties Hobbes defines?

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

7. What does Hobbes believe about judicial interpretation?

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

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

10. How does Hobbes define justice?

(see the answer keys)

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