Leviathan Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is one instance when a crime cannot be punished?

2. What does Hobbes think takes reason away from young men?

3. What does Hobbes mean by anything spoken by God and those concerning Him and his government?

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

5. Who does Hobbes say began the notion of demons and it spread to many cultures?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?

3. How does Hobbes define a church?

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

5. What does Hobbes say about popularity?

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

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

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

9. What complication does Hobbes see in obeying the sovereign and God at the same time?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 speculating what Hobbes would have to say about popular science fictions today. Explain the things he would find objectionable and give examples of books, movies, or video games in your paper. For extra enjoyment, you might want to write the paper in the form of a dialogue.

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