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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 the people expected to do?
(a) demonstrate agains the sovereign when they do not agree with the laws
(b) obey only the laws that make sense to them
(c) abstain from violence, private revenges, robbing, and violating their neighbors
(d) make more money for the sovereign so greater shows can be put on

2. How does Hobbes say people can poison others and thus promote the dissolution of the commonwealth?
(a) with bad doctrines
(b) with tainted drinking water
(c) with religion
(d) wit arsenic

3. What beliefs of the Roman Catholic church does Hobbes add to his list of objections?
(a) exorcism, ghosts, purgatory and fictitious miracles
(b) living ones religion, taking communion, and singing
(c) Bible reading, children's classes, and regular worship
(d) preaching, missionary work, and evangelism

4. Why does Hobbes insist that the commonwealth comes first?
(a) One can see the commonwealth but cannot see God.
(b) God wants all people to obey the laws of their nation.
(c) The commonwealth may vote to forbid religion.
(d) Without the commonwealth there is no freedom of religion.

5. What are the ways in which, according to Hobbes, people can worship God?
(a) animal sacrifices and giving of tithes
(b) self flagilations and mortifications
(c) through prayer, giving thanks, sacrifices and oblations
(d) building great churches in the commonwealth

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hobbes identify as the first sovereign of the commonwealth of the faithful?

2. What does Hobbes call a sin?

3. Who does Hobbes say can never be excommunicated?

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

5. Who are the subjects in the Kingdom of God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Hobbes define a church?

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

5. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?

6. How does Hobbes attack the Roman Catholic Church as well as Greek philosophers?

7. What does Hobbes identify as the Christian Commonwealth?

8. What is a leader supposed to do in addition to establishing punishments?

9. What does Hobbes call a spirit?

10. Briefly describe Hobbes' idea of punishment.

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