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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. In political systems, what are the two avenues of laws?
(a) One is by revolution, and the other is by civil disobedience.
(b) One is by traditions, and the second is by innovation.
(c) One is by a constitution and the other is by police power.
(d) One is their own written laws, the other is laws of the sovereign.

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

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

4. What does Hobbes identify as three basic human fears?
(a) fear of snakes, spideers, and scorpions
(b) fear of being robbed, raped, or ousted from their homes
(c) fear of the dark, the weather, and wild animals
(d) fear of work, being social, and talking too much

5. What type of book is LEVIATHAN?
(a) A book about comparative religion
(b) A book of political philosophy
(c) A science fiction book
(d) A book about large fish

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobbes say about controlling thoughts?

2. What is an example of Hobbes' unprovable discourse?

3. How does Hobbes define injustice of an action?

4. How does Hobbes suggest that people reason?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hobbes' view of money?

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

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

4. What does Hobbes believe about judicial interpretation?

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

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

7. How does Hobbes define justice?

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

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

10. What are the three sovereignties Hobbes defines?

(see the answer keys)

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