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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the contradiction at the heart of absolute reality according to Hegel?
(a) Literacy and printing presses have made experiences transferable to people have not had the experience themselves.
(b) The individual intuits the existence of life beyond himself but can never know anything except through direct perception.
(c) It is real but it is also a myth that is propagated in philosophy.
(d) The individual learns about existence from individual existence and also from external reality.

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

5. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Life and Death.
(b) History and Spirit.
(c) Nature and Mind.
(d) Past and present.

6. 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 conceit of individuality.
(c) Necessity.
(d) The illusion of free will.

7. What does Hegel relate desire to?
(a) SIn.
(b) Aesthetics.
(c) Primitive will.
(d) Beauty.

8. What does consciousness rest on in Hegel's account?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Reason.
(c) Intuition.
(d) Perception.

9. According to Hegel, what does an individual need to do to live wisely and virtuously?
(a) Develop new ways of doing things.
(b) Express themselves in acts and words.
(c) Conform to their culture.
(d) Live their lives.

10. What field does Hegel defend in the Preface and Introduction?
(a) Science.
(b) Astrology.
(c) Phrenology.
(d) Religion.

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

12. According to Hegel, what is "honest activity" related to?
(a) Emptiness.
(b) The origins of action.
(c) Seeming.
(d) The effects of action.

13. 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 drive to power.
(c) Because of the nostalgia for pre-lapsarian consciousness.
(d) Because of the imp of the perverse.

14. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?
(a) They are also complementary.
(b) The inner is also dependent on the outer.
(c) They are also mutually dependent.
(d) The outer is also dependent on the inner.

15. According to Hegel, action turns the external world into an arena where what can come into being?
(a) Historical consciousness.
(b) World-consciousness.
(c) External reality.
(d) Inner truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hegel classify desires?

2. What is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?

3. What is the reason of observation conjoined with, according to the translator? 

4. According to Hegel, self-consciousness is aware of itself relative to what?

5. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?

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