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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?
(a) A link between form and heredity.
(b) A link between man and God.
(c) A link between man and ape.
(d) A link between form and individual traits.

2. What does Hegel say is impossible in animal life?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Purposeless behavior.
(d) Consciousness.

3. What are noumena according to Hegel?
(a) Perceptions.
(b) Laws.
(c) Objects.
(d) Events.

4. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?
(a) Reflective.
(b) Self-conscious.
(c) Capable of perception.
(d) Self-preserving.

5. What school of thought influenced Hegel's writing?
(a) Enlightenment.
(b) Nationalism.
(c) Romanticism.
(d) Humanism.

6. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?
(a) Refining.
(b) Oppressive.
(c) Liberating.
(d) Perfecting.

7. In Hegel's philosophy, what does the self want instead of the good and the true?
(a) To know truth in universal terms.
(b) To follow its own law.
(c) The self wants to be dominated by more powerful forces.
(d) Freedom to follow its desires.

8. Why does Hegel say that the relationship with the bondsman is not fulfilling for the lord?
(a) Because of the imp of the perverse.
(b) Because of the drive to power.
(c) Because of a self-contained counter effect.
(d) Because of the nostalgia for pre-lapsarian consciousness.

9. How does Hegel describe reason?
(a) As a stage of mind.
(b) As evidence of the divine.
(c) As an evolutionary benefit.
(d) As uniquely human.

10. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?
(a) Limitations of reflection.
(b) Limitations of self-consciousness.
(c) Limitations of mind.
(d) Limitations of observation.

11. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?
(a) What a person does to their body.
(b) The marks on a body.
(c) The person's original body.
(d) A person's heridity.

12. According tio Hegel where do psychological laws originate?
(a) In the fulfillment of self-consciousness.
(b) In the failure of the power of observation.
(c) In the concrete reality of the self.
(d) In self-reflection.

13. According to Hegel, how does the truth of concrete individuals manifest?
(a) It manifests in action.
(b) If manifests without any doubt.
(c) It manifests in self-conflict.
(d) It manifests in every decision.

14. What relation binds the object and the perceiver in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Understanding.
(b) History.
(c) The World-Spirit.
(d) Reason.

15. What is the main obstacle to the individual submitting to the good and the true in Hegel's view?
(a) The conceit of individuality.
(b) The illusion of free will.
(c) Necessity.
(d) The universalization of the mind.

Short Answer Questions

1. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?

2. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?

3. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

4. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?

5. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?

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