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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does "the concrete" have in Hegel's account?
(a) Consciousness.
(b) Form and universals.
(c) Unique life.
(d) Scientific self-certainty.

3. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?
(a) Society.
(b) Self-reflection.
(c) Correct forms.
(d) Organic consciousness.

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

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

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

7. According to Hegel, how does the truth of concrete individuals manifest?
(a) If manifests without any doubt.
(b) It manifests in action.
(c) It manifests in self-conflict.
(d) It manifests in every decision.

8. 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 some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(c) Because the act of murder is only a beginning and has to be repeated ritually.
(d) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.

9. What do both parts of a lordship/bondage relationship seek in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) The elimination of the other.
(b) Dominance.
(c) Equilibrium.
(d) Self-certainty of consciousness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?

2. Which philosopher influenced Hegel's use of categories?

3. How does Hegel describe notions?

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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