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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?
(a) Authority and riches.
(b) Access to the world-spirit.
(c) Power and awareness.
(d) World-consciousness.

2. What role does Hegel say society plays in how man determines his direction?
(a) Hegel says that society works against the direction of the heart.
(b) Hegel says that society inhibits men's freedom.
(c) Hegel says that society codifies desires with laws.
(d) Hegel says that society provides the foundation for freedom.

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

4. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?
(a) A link between form and individual traits.
(b) A link between man and God.
(c) A link between form and heredity.
(d) A link between man and ape.

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

6. Which claim does Hegel make about the mind?
(a) That it is the basis of all claims about reality.
(b) That it is exempt from claims about observations.
(c) That it can observe itself.
(d) That it can only see itself through Reason.

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

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

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

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

11. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?
(a) For the evolution of man.
(b) For the reconciliation of man with himself.
(c) For the development of self-reflection.
(d) For the development of consciousness.

12. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?
(a) Limitations of observation.
(b) Limitations of reflection.
(c) Limitations of mind.
(d) Limitations of self-consciousness.

13. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?
(a) Reconciliation of self and reality.
(b) Reflective consciousness.
(c) External reality.
(d) Subjectivity.

14. What is meant by Hegel's term "practical reason"?
(a) Ideas that result in happiness.
(b) Universal truths.
(c) Instinctual reactions.
(d) Rational actions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?

2. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?

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

4. What is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?

5. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?

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