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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?
(a) Histoical situatedness.
(b) Artistic form of individual expression.
(c) The conceit of individuality.
(d) Organic consciousness.

2. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?
(a) Authority and riches.
(b) World-consciousness.
(c) Access to the world-spirit.
(d) Power and awareness.

3. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?
(a) By attaining reflection.
(b) By living.
(c) By reconciling its self with reality.
(d) By attaining consciousness.

4. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?
(a) Relocation.
(b) Assimilation.
(c) Repression.
(d) Subversion.

5. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Organic consciousness.
(c) Correct forms.
(d) Society.

6. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?
(a) To merge the law of the heart with necessity.
(b) To transcend whatever opposes the law of the heart.
(c) To subjugate the law of the heart to social law.
(d) To engage the law of the heart in dialogue with fate.

7. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?
(a) The self.
(b) The family.
(c) The external universe.
(d) The individual's past.

8. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?
(a) In spirituality.
(b) In self-knowledge.
(c) In God.
(d) In History.

9. According to Hegel, self-consciousness is aware of itself relative to what?
(a) Infant fulfillment and abstract promises.
(b) Desire and loss.
(c) Conscience and desire.
(d) Objects and universals.

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

11. How does Hegel define "irritability"?
(a) As an organism's ability to act out.
(b) As a failure of reflection.
(c) As a constant in conscious life.
(d) As a the consequence of reconciliation.

12. What is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Conflict within the self.
(c) Physical form.
(d) Action.

13. In what way could Hegel see a person, a table and a fruit as all identical?
(a) They are all 'things'.
(b) They are all 'objects of perception' to another person.
(c) They are all raw material for consciousness.
(d) They are all 'mind'.

14. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?
(a) Subjectivity.
(b) Reflective consciousness.
(c) Reconciliation of self and reality.
(d) External reality.

15. How does Hegel describe observation?
(a) As necessarily flawed.
(b) As a reliable process.
(c) A contingent on subjectivity.
(d) As a mobile army of metaphors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say accompanies the process of Virtue bringing good into the world?

2. What is the result of force in Hegel's philosophy?

3. How does Hegel describe reason?

4. What is the contradiction at the heart of absolute reality according to Hegel?

5. What does Hegel say is ultimately impossible for a human?

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