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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?
(a) Repression.
(b) Relocation.
(c) Assimilation.
(d) Subversion.

2. How does Hegel describe the process of the World running its Course?
(a) Torturous and miserable.
(b) Exhilarating.
(c) Sad and unpleasant.
(d) Uplifting.

3. According to Hegel's philosophy, independent self-consciousness is both an aspect of concrete individuality and what else?
(a) Scientific consciousness.
(b) Thinghood insofar as the self is an object of knowledge.
(c) Self-reflection as the process of expressing the self.
(d) Spirituality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. According to Hegel, what constitutes the Course of the World?
(a) The external reality that informs subjectivity.
(b) The heart and its desire and development.
(c) The inner events that motivate external reality.
(d) The events of the world as external reality.

12. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?
(a) Because it will always be torn between the present contingency and infant perfection.
(b) Because it can never contact its unconscious sources.
(c) Because it can imagine eternity, but has to die.
(d) Because it can imagine fulfillment but never know it completely.

13. How do objects achieve identity according to Hegel?
(a) Through self awareness.
(b) Through assertion.
(c) Through determinateness.
(d) Through reflection.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?

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

3. How does Hegel define a law?

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

5. According to Hegel, how does the truth of concrete individuals manifest?

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