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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 do few people ever hear the word of God to believe or reject it according to Hobbes?
(a) People cannot always understand the Latin Bible.
(b) Most people will not go to hear a sermon.
(c) God only speaks to one or very few to spread his word.
(d) It is illegal to teach the word in most places.

2. Why do God's miracles never go against the sovereign?
(a) God is not as powerful as the sovereign.
(b) That would backfire on the people.
(c) It is not God's will to make people revolt against the leader of the nation.
(d) The sovereign is not a prophet.

3. What does Hobbes mean by anything spoken by God and those concerning Him and his government?
(a) the Word of God
(b) the Golden Rule
(c) the Ten Commandments
(d) the Prophets

4. How does Hobbes classify the teaching of Greek and Roman philosophers?
(a) as the basis for understanding the bible
(b) as faulty logic and false commentaries such as that of Aristotle and Cicero
(c) as revolutionary ways of looking at God more clearly
(d) as the most improtant innovation in ancient education

5. Why did the idea of demons take prominence?
(a) People could not explain natural disasters.
(b) People could not explain certain shadows and mysterious lights.
(c) People did not understand the process of sight, memory, imagination, and dreams.
(d) People did not want to take responsibility for their own actions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has responsibility for seeing that others are educated in the law?

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?

3. What did the Jews do with the concept of demons they got from the Greeks?

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

5. To what does Hobbes compare the dissolution of a commonwealth?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes have to say about sin and crime?

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

3. What is a main mistake Hobbes says religious people make?

4. What does Hobbes say about popularity?

5. How does Hobbes define a church?

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

7. How does Hobbes define a prophet?

8. What does Hobbes call a spirit?

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

10. What does Hobbes have to say about ministers of the ecclesiastical?

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