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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 does Hobbes mean when he says something must be strange and uncommon so people can believe it is the true work of God?

2. How does Hobbes say people can poison others and thus promote the dissolution of the commonwealth?

3. After Abraham, with whom did God renew the covenant?

4. Why does Hobbes suggest popular figures could be a danger to the commonwealth?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes conclude about the Scriptures?

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

3. What is Hobbes' opinion of philosophy?

4. From what source does Hobbes insist the idea of demons came?

5. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?

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

7. Who does Hobbes identify as belonging to the Kingdom of God?

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

9. How does Hobbes define a prophet?

10. What is Hobbes' idea about honoring God?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper on the subject of self protection and not incriminating oneself. In a court of law, what do most people assume when someone takes the 5th Amendment and refuses to answer a question? How could you improve on that legal protection?

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper on imagination. Hobbes discredits most imagination as foolishness like coupling the concept of a man and a horse to come up with the idea of a centaur. Take the opposite position and write about how imagination is good and what it has given to the world.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on how the political condition of the times may have influenced Hobbes' thinking. You may need to do a bit of research into the times and how Hobbes, once in great favor with the nobility, had fallen out of their favor.

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