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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. How does it become difficult to be obedient to both God and sovereign?

2. How does Hobbes say inspiration is used in Scripture?

3. Who does Hobbes identify as the first sovereign of the commonwealth of the faithful?

4. In addition to the Spirit of God, what other ethereal beings does Hobbes mention?

5. What are the ways in which, according to Hobbes, people can worship God?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hobbes' opinion of philosophy?

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

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

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

5. What does Hobbes call a spirit?

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

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

8. What is Hobbes' position on crime and personal survival?

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

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

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

Look up information about the civil war in England during Hobbes' lifetime and write a summary of the conflict to explain Hobbes' references to the war. This information can be used to explain why Hobbes wrote the book and from where many of his ideas sprang.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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