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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?
(a) To engage the law of the heart in dialogue with fate.
(b) To merge the law of the heart with necessity.
(c) To transcend whatever opposes the law of the heart.
(d) To subjugate the law of the heart to social law.

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

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

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

5. How does Hegel define a law?
(a) Anything that appears with profound consistency.
(b) Anything capable of being observed as a perception of another.
(c) The relation of any element to the process of becoming an organic being.
(d) Anything that binds the freedom of an organic entity.

6. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?
(a) Refining.
(b) Oppressive.
(c) Liberating.
(d) Perfecting.

7. According to Hegel, what does an individual need to do to live wisely and virtuously?
(a) Develop new ways of doing things.
(b) Conform to their culture.
(c) Live their lives.
(d) Express themselves in acts and words.

8. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(b) Because the act of murder is only a beginning and has to be repeated ritually.
(c) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.
(d) Because the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.

9. How does the double consciousness unify according to Hegel's philosophy?
(a) By submission of the body to the spirit.
(b) By transcending the physical.
(c) By embracing the divine.
(d) Through mediation and transformation.

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

11. What is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?
(a) They all address the problem of embodiment of self-consciousness.
(b) They are all evidence of different kinds of scientific thinking.
(c) They are all forms of self-measurement and self-reflection.
(d) They all represent sciences that have evolved closer to conciousness.

12. To what does the term "sensibility" apply according to Hegel?
(a) The entire universe.
(b) All living things.
(c) All humans.
(d) Humans and animals.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?

2. What else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?

3. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?

4. According to Hegel, action turns the external world into an arena where what can come into being?

5. What are noumena according to Hegel?

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