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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What human trait does Hegel say is not found in animals?
(a) Organic consciousness.
(b) Organic behavior.
(c) Life being lived for itself.
(d) Self-reflection.

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

4. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?
(a) The possibility that there can be more than one thing at a time.
(b) The notion that things continue to exist regardless of our presence or absence.
(c) The possibility of there being something more than the thing itself.
(d) The reality that perception is subjective and relative.

5. According to Hegel, what must an individual conquer in order to manifest consciousness and individuality?
(a) The individual must conquer necessity and the inevitability of his responses.
(b) The individual must conquer the animal nature within themselves.
(c) The individual must conquer the society itself.
(d) The individual must conquer the part of themselves that runs counter to what society needs.

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

7. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the first stage in the development of the conscious mind?
(a) Forces that contradict the individual's feelings occur.
(b) Universal heart is discovered through individual heart.
(c) The sense of the uniqueness of the heart falls away.
(d) Individual heart is recognized by self-consciousness.

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

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

10. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?
(a) What a person does to their body.
(b) The marks on a body.
(c) A person's heridity.
(d) The person's original body.

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

12. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?
(a) "To know the self."
(b) "To fulfill the self."
(c) "To be myself."
(d) "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

13. What does Hegel say about the concept of absolute reality?
(a) It is beyond the reach of consciousness.
(b) It can only be expressed in art and dreams.
(c) It is an empty notion.
(d) It is a consequence of self-consciousness.

14. Where does Hegel see the opportunity for good to be manifest through the actions of human beings?
(a) In the ruling elite.
(b) In external events.
(c) In the conceit of individuality.
(d) In the heart.

15. What is the result of force in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) A new law.
(b) A reassessment of relationships.
(c) A new understanding.
(d) A new authority.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel mean by "concrete"?

2. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?

3. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

4. What is meant by Hegel's term "practical reason"?

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

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