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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 are some Biblical books Hobbes says are written about certain people and not written by them?
(a) Exra, Nehemiah, I Peter
(b) Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel
(c) James, Jude, and Song of Solomon
(d) Amos, Obadiah, and I John

2. What does Hobbes caution the English Parliament not to do?
(a) not to do away with the monarchy
(b) not to ignore the will of the people
(c) not to encourage rebellion amont the nobles
(d) not to copy the doctrines of other nations or of the Greeks and Romans

3. What is the punishment of exile?
(a) when a person is put in prison
(b) when a person is banished from the commonwealth
(c) when a person's property is confiscated
(d) when a person is discredited and shamed

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobbes describe as an external sign of God's special workings on their hearts so that afterwards they teach the Word of God?

2. What does Hobbes say is a hostile and illegal act by the authority?

3. Why is faith so important?

4. If he so wishes, what is a king allowed to do?

5. When does Hobbes say there is no crime?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hobbes' position on crime and personal survival?

2. What is Hobbes' definition of the Kingdom of Darkness?

3. What power does the sovereign have over the church according to Hobbes?

4. What is Hobbes' idea about honoring God?

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

6. What does Hobbes identify as the Christian Commonwealth?

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

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

9. What does Hobbes have to say about angels?

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

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