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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hegel classify desires?
(a) Material existence.
(b) The root of self-awareness.
(c) Demonic consciousness.
(d) Animal consciousness.

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

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

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

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

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

7. In Hegel's view, how are laws of thought connected?
(a) By science.
(b) By reason.
(c) By logic.
(d) By history.

8. What is a pre-condition to Reason according to Hegel?
(a) Stable sources of food and shelter.
(b) Stable self-certainty.
(c) Transcendent self-awareness.
(d) Double consciousness.

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

10. What rejection does the uniqueness of a self require according to Hegel?
(a) Rejection of the past.
(b) Rejection of the other.
(c) Rejection of the abstract.
(d) Rejection of the eternal.

11. 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.

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

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

14. Which philosopher influenced Hegel's use of categories?
(a) Plato.
(b) Kant.
(c) Leibniz.
(d) Spinoza.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say about the concept of absolute reality?

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

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

4. What causes the formation of laws according to Hegel?

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

(see the answer keys)

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