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. To what does Hobbes compare the dissolution of a commonwealth?

2. What are some Biblical books Hobbes says are written about certain people and not written by them?

3. Unless an ecclesiastical is also a king, what can he not do?

4. What does Hobbes say is the foundation for all articles of faith?

5. In discussing a Christian Commonwealth, what does Hobbes have to say about Holy Scriptures?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hobbes conclude about the Scriptures?

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

4. What does Hobbes suggest is the first priority of a sovereign?

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

6. What is Hobbes' opinion of philosophy?

7. What warning does Hobbes give about prophets?

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

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

10. What is Hobbes' idea about honoring God?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Obliquely in the book, Hobbes seems to be defending the English monarchy. Write a paper pointing out how the religious part of the book might also have been a defense of the Church of England. Describing some of the facts about the origins of the Church of England, how do the part of the book attacking the Catholic church fit into that picture?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Write your opinion about the religious content of LEVIATHAN. Tell in detail whether you found those parts of the book something you agree with, find objectionable, or simply boring. Cite passages from the book to illustrate your points.

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