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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the punishment of exile?

2. Why do God's miracles never go against the sovereign?

3. Why must a sovereign publish and instruct people about his laws?

4. What practices of the Roman Church does Hobbes take exception to?

5. What beliefs of the Roman Catholic church does Hobbes add to his list of objections?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper explaining how you think books on political philosophy do or do not benefit society. In the paper, see if you can identify ideas in Hobbes' book that have been used by politicians since his time.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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