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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?
(a) Because it will always be torn between the present contingency and infant perfection.
(b) Because it can imagine eternity, but has to die.
(c) Because it can imagine fulfillment but never know it completely.
(d) Because it can never contact its unconscious sources.

3. What did cranioscopy examine?
(a) The simliarity of skull shapes within families.
(b) The evolution of the human skull.
(c) The density of the skull.
(d) The form of the skull.

4. 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 'mind'.
(c) They are all 'objects of perception' to another person.
(d) They are all raw material for consciousness.

5. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?
(a) To evolve toward consciousness.
(b) To match organic nature.
(c) To manifest the univeral mind.
(d) To fulfill human purposes.

6. What do both parts of a lordship/bondage relationship seek in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) The elimination of the other.
(b) Self-certainty of consciousness.
(c) Dominance.
(d) Equilibrium.

7. Which claim does Hegel make about the mind?
(a) That it can observe itself.
(b) That it can only see itself through Reason.
(c) That it is exempt from claims about observations.
(d) That it is the basis of all claims about reality.

8. 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.

9. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?
(a) For the development of consciousness.
(b) For the reconciliation of man with himself.
(c) For the evolution of man.
(d) For the development of self-reflection.

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

11. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) A degree of monomania.
(b) Doubt as to the nature of the self and the world.
(c) An acceptable myth describing the nature of self and world.
(d) The self-evidence of the self and the world.

12. How does Hegel describe notions?
(a) As anamnesis.
(b) As aspects of laws.
(c) As actual things.
(d) As contingent on subjectivity.

13. In Hegel's terminology, what does the term "sensibility" pertain to?
(a) A mental construct that organizes sensations.
(b) An entity whose end is itself.
(c) A zeitgeist, a spirit of the times.
(d) A physiological apparatus for perception.

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

15. What is meant by Hegel's term "practical reason"?
(a) Rational actions.
(b) Ideas that result in happiness.
(c) Universal truths.
(d) Instinctual reactions.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, what are the mind's two relations to reality?

2. What are the elements in Hegel's account?

3. Which philosopher influenced Hegel's use of categories?

4. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?

5. How does Hegel describe the process of the World running its Course?

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