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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes the formation of laws according to Hegel?
(a) The existence of the mind.
(b) The education of the mind.
(c) The movement of the mind.
(d) The subordination of the mind.

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

3. How does Hegel describe the self?
(a) As bounded but sublime.
(b) As the sum of material sensations.
(c) As both free and abstract.
(d) As physical and divine.

4. How does the double consciousness unify according to Hegel's philosophy?
(a) By embracing the divine.
(b) By submission of the body to the spirit.
(c) By transcending the physical.
(d) Through mediation and transformation.

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

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

7. What are the elements in Hegel's account?
(a) The sun, moon and stars.
(b) Earth, fire, water, air.
(c) The conditions of archaic existence.
(d) The fundamental emotions, anger, desire, pity.

8. What is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?
(a) They are all evidence of different kinds of scientific thinking.
(b) They all address the problem of embodiment of self-consciousness.
(c) They are all forms of self-measurement and self-reflection.
(d) They all represent sciences that have evolved closer to conciousness.

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

10. How does Hegel describe force?
(a) Force is impersonal, natural, and divine.
(b) Force is a human power to be used against nature.
(c) Force is an eternal power in the world.
(d) Force is an attempt to transfer understanding.

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

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

13. Which modern culture is the most representative descendant of Hegelian thinking?
(a) America.
(b) France.
(c) Germany.
(d) Russia.

14. What becomes clear as the future becomes the past, according to Hegel?
(a) How certain events were inevitable.
(b) How free will is an illusion.
(c) How free men are in their decisions.
(d) How fate operates in every detail.

15. What development does Hegel explain in "Perception, Thing and Deceptiveness"?
(a) The development of the scientific consciousness.
(b) The development of the natural consciousness.
(c) The development of religious consciousness.
(d) The development of historical consciousness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?

2. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?

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

4. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?

5. In Hegel's philosophy, what does the self want instead of the good and the true?

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