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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. What Catholic teaching does Hobbes object to?
(a) baptism to become a Christian
(b) the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus
(c) changing the bread and wine to the actual body and blood of Christ
(d) the Holy Trinity

2. What does Hobbes mean when he says something must be strange and uncommon so people can believe it is the true work of God?
(a) a migraine
(b) a miracle
(c) a messenger
(d) a meditation

3. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?
(a) They are entertainers who only want to put on a show.
(b) The people will love them more than the sovereign.
(c) They know nothing about the workings of government.
(d) They have the power and charisma to move people in the wrong direction.

4. How does it become difficult to be obedient to both God and sovereign?
(a) if the sovereign is not a Christian
(b) if there is a corrupt leader interested in his own private gains
(c) if the sovereign has no right to rule
(d) if the sovereign gives everyting away

5. What was Hobbes' great objection to Aristotle's view of law?
(a) The law should be inflexible and only be changed by a sovereign.
(b) Men should have the freedom to interpret laws and that men govern and not the law.
(c) Interpretation of the law is not open to public forum or discussion.
(d) Law is absolutely necessary for any commonwealth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobbes say is the first of four causes of spiritual darkness?

2. What does Hobbes identify as heathen teaching?

3. Why must a sovereign publish and instruct people about his laws?

4. Where does the Pope have a right to command according to Hobbes?

5. What does Hobbes identify as security against all evil, sickness, and death?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes say happens to one who does not believe in God?

2. What does Hobbes have to say about the desire for absolute power?

3. In what ways does Hobbes say a person can be punished?

4. What does Hobbes identify as the Christian Commonwealth?

5. What is Hobbes' position on religious statues and icons?

6. What does Hobbes call a spirit?

7. Briefly identify Hobbes' definition of the opposite of God.

8. How does Hobbes define a church?

9. What does Hobbes have to say about angels?

10. What, according to Hobbes, is the one thing that must be believed?

(see the answer keys)

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