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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?
(a) Reflective.
(b) Capable of perception.
(c) Self-preserving.
(d) Self-conscious.

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

4. What are noumena according to Hegel?
(a) Laws.
(b) Perceptions.
(c) Events.
(d) Objects.

5. According to Hegel, what is "honest activity" related to?
(a) Emptiness.
(b) The effects of action.
(c) Seeming.
(d) The origins of action.

6. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?
(a) The reality that perception is subjective and relative.
(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 notion that things continue to exist regardless of our presence or absence.

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

8. 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 can observe itself.
(d) That it is exempt from claims about observations.

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

10. How does Hegel define "irritability"?
(a) As a the consequence of reconciliation.
(b) As a failure of reflection.
(c) As an organism's ability to act out.
(d) As a constant in conscious life.

11. How does Hegel describe observation?
(a) As a mobile army of metaphors.
(b) As a reliable process.
(c) As necessarily flawed.
(d) A contingent on subjectivity.

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

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

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

15. In Hegel's philosophy, what does the self want instead of the good and the true?
(a) To know truth in universal terms.
(b) To follow its own law.
(c) Freedom to follow its desires.
(d) The self wants to be dominated by more powerful forces.

Short Answer Questions

1. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?

2. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?

3. What does Hegel say accompanies the process of Virtue bringing good into the world?

4. How does Hegel describe force?

5. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?

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