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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. When does Hobbes think philosophy began?

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

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

4. How does Hobbes classify the desire for absolute power?

5. Who must speak of the same God in which all Christians believe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobbes conclude about the Scriptures?

2. What is Hobbes' definition of the Kingdom of Darkness?

3. What is Hobbes' idea about honoring God?

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

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

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

7. What is Hobbes' opinion of philosophy?

8. What does Hobbes have to say about ministers of the ecclesiastical?

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

10. In what ways does Hobbes say a person can be punished?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write a paper on education. People are to this day accusing universities of poisoning the minds of our young people. Explain why you think so many people fear higher education, philosophy, and modern science.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the absence of law in nature as supposed by Hobbes. Explain if you think man is basically evil and can only be controlled by fear. If that is the case, how would you explain people getting together to form a commonwealth.

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