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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the purpose of Hegel's treatise?
(a) To cultivate the scientific mind.
(b) To prove the existence and thoughts of God.
(c) To dispel superstition.
(d) To disprove the need for religion.

5. According to the translator's note, Hegel's study of pleasure and necessity is really a study of what?
(a) Hedonism.
(b) Sadism.
(c) Romanticism.
(d) Sentimentalism.

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

7. How does Hegel describe Necessity?
(a) Hegel says that Necessity crushes men's freedom with fate.
(b) Hegel says that Necessity liberates man to make free will decisions.
(c) Hegel says that Necessity gives man everything he needs.
(d) Hegel says that Necessity works against the law of the heart.

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

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

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

11. What does Hegel say is ultimately impossible for a human?
(a) Self-awareness.
(b) Transcendence.
(c) Purposelessness.
(d) Fulfillment.

12. What is the reason of observation conjoined with, according to the translator? 
(a) Self reconciliation.
(b) Knowledge and science.
(c) Self-consciousness and reflection.
(d) Scientific knowledge.

13. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.
(b) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.
(c) Because some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(d) Because the act of murder is only a beginning and has to be repeated ritually.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What field does Hegel defend in the Preface and Introduction?

3. How does Hegel classify desires?

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

5. What development does Hegel explain in "Perception, Thing and Deceptiveness"?

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