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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What option does Hobbes say everyone has?

2. In political systems, what are the two avenues of laws?

3. Why does Hobbes say the multitude cannot protest against the sovereign?

4. How does Hobbes see the commonwealth?

5. What does Hobbes think of using metaphors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one advantage Hobbes sees in a monarchy?

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

3. How does Hobbes illustrate what he calls compound imagination?

4. Give Hobbes' idea about how much a country needs individuals.

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

6. How does Hobbes differentiate between command and counsel?

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

8. What is Hobbes' view of money?

9. What does Hobbes say about rights in the natural world?

10. How does Hobbes define the origins of religion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a critique of LEVIATHAN. In this paper give a brief synopsis, the parts you found most interesting, and the parts (if any) you found objectionable. Conclude with your recommendation on whether it is a good read for those who are interested in political philosophy.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper describing what you think the ideal commonwealth would be like. In the paper, discuss how peace in the community would be maintained and how the commonwealth would be protected. Also mention your idea of the rights the citizens would enjoy.

Essay Topic 3

Write a paper giving your opinion about the place of religion in any society. Discuss your opinion of state sponsored religion as opposed to a system that tolerates all religions.

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