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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?
(a) By attaining consciousness.
(b) By reconciling its self with reality.
(c) By attaining reflection.
(d) By living.

5. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?
(a) "To know the self."
(b) "To be myself."
(c) "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
(d) "To fulfill the self."

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

7. What relation binds the object and the perceiver in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) History.
(b) The World-Spirit.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Reason.

8. What does consciousness rest on in Hegel's account?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Perception.
(c) Intuition.
(d) Reason.

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

10. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?
(a) To evolve toward the spirit.
(b) To be driven by desire.
(c) To create the will through work.
(d) To follow the heart.

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

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

13. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?
(a) The person's original body.
(b) A person's heridity.
(c) What a person does to their body.
(d) The marks on a body.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which modern culture is the most representative descendant of Hegelian thinking?

2. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?

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

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

5. What does Hegel say is ultimately impossible for a human?

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